Man, 40, jailed for theft of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Man, 40, jailed for theft of personal protective equipment (PPE)

We have today, Monday 1st June, welcomed the sentencing of a man for stealing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Gary Edwards, 40, of Coxheath, Rock Ferry, Wirral, was jailed for 28 months, after pleading guilty to theft by employee when he appeared at Liverpool Crown Court.

The court was told that Edwards worked for a company that distributed PPE to the pharmaceutical and building trade and had been selling the equipment on the internet.

Officers attended at an address in Bromborough last month where a large quantity of personal protective equipment (PPE), including respirators, gloves and hazmat suits, was seized.


Detective Inspector Paul Parry said: “Acting on intelligence we received we seized a large quantity of PPE.

“Theft from an employer at any time would be considered deplorable but I think in the current climate the public are acutely aware of the importance of personal protective equipment getting to the people who need it most.

 “I hope that Edwards will use the time behind bars to reflect on his actions.”

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