Ex-Manchester United player Ronnie Wallwork jailed over stolen car parts
Former Manchester United and West Brom midfielder Ronnie Wallwork has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his part in an illegal operation involving stolen cars.
Wallwork, aged 34, was caught breaking down stolen cars and selling the parts. Police stumbled upon the ex-England under 20 international operating from a rented scrapyard unit in Newton Heath as they investigated an unrelated spate of armed robberies.
Mirror Football reports:
“he had sold a Volkswagen Touran engine and parts from a BMW 318i on eBay, while he was observed driving a Mazda Furano into the scrapyard three days after it was stolen from a car dealer.”
Wallwork had already pleaded guilty to three counts of handling stolen goods. Judge Simon Newell sentenced him to 15 months in jail for each offence, with the sentences to be served concurrently.