Two men connected to the 2009 theft of folk rockers Noah and the Whale's music equipment have been sentenced to jail for their parts in the crime.
The Five Years Time group was stunned to find all its instruments and sound equipment had been stolen from its trailer in a hotel car park in Manchester, England in September 2009, part-way through the band's U.K. tour.
Police took two men into custody in nearby Salford after officers found the trailer and an amplifier belonging to the band the following month (Oct09).
Joseph Breeze and his nephew Harold Breeze were convicted of handling stolen goods at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court, after they were identified by witnesses as being seen putting the stolen amplifiers, guitars and cases into a van.
Neither man was reportedly involved in the actual theft.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Joseph Breeze was sentenced to four years in prison for handling stolen goods and on a separate assault charge on Friday (28Jan11), while Harold Breeze received a suspended sentence of one year, and was ordered to complete 180 hours of community service.