Doncaster crooks spits out his gold dummy


A solid gold baby dummy is part of a Doncaster crook’s ill-gotten gains which will be sold to meet a court order.

Other gold jewellery and Rolex watches seized from Daniel Harty will also be auctioned after a judge decided this week he should repay £356,286 in a Proceeds of Crime Act case at Derby Crown Court.

Harty, aged 30, of Pony Paddocks, Toll Bar, was jailed for four-and-a-half years after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to evade excise duty. If he does not pay the full amount in the next year, he will receive a further two-and-a-half years.

He was one of the ringleaders of a gang of Yorkshire smugglers who ran a £26 million tobacco smuggling operation.

Under the direction of Harty and another man, the gang created a distribution network that transported millions of cigarettes throughout the north of England to warehouses, storage yards and farms. The shipments were then broken down into smaller loads and delivered to towns and cities across the UK to sell on the black market.