Two men jailed for fraud and drugs offences - Milton Keynes

30/10/2014

Two men appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday, Wednesday, 29 October 2014, and were jailed for a combined total of19 years for fraud and drugs offences in Milton Keynes.

Charles Cornelissen, aged 54, a Dutch national, and Joshua Liversedge, aged 23, of Crompton Street, Liverpool, were sentenced to twelve years imprisonment and seven years imprisonment respectively.

Cornelissen was charged with dealing with goods with fraudulent intent on 29 April this year. Following a seven day trial at Aylesbury Crown Court, a jury found Cornelissen unanimously guilty on Tuesday, 28 October.

Liversedge was charged with supplying a controlled drug of class A, heroin, on 24 April this year and pleaded guilty to the offence at the same court on 02 October.

At about 9.20pm on Wednesday, 23 April, a Dutch HGV was located by plain clothes officers parked in Chippenham Drive, Kingston, Milton Keynes.

Cornelissen was seen removing a large bag from behind the footplate of the cab, which contained 20 brick sized blocks, later identified as 16.5kg of heroin.  The street value of the heroin was £1,650,000.

Whilst at the scene, other police officers observed a white transit van in Whitehall Avenue and noticed the driver appeared to be paying close attention to the HGV.  The transit van was subsequently stopped by the officers and the driver, Liversedge, was arrested.