Four Lithuanian men have been sentenced for running an illegal car chop shop in Melbourn.

On May 25 last year, Herts Police discovered the car chop shop in Prospect Close.

Royston Crow: Mantas VaratnickisMantas Varatnickis (Image: Herts Police)

Mantas Varatnickis, 27, of Arden Crescent, Dagenham, Karolis Galinis, 30, of Ford Road, Dagenham, Kestutis Tamulynas, 31, of Balfour Road, Ilford, and Eidimantos Dervinis, 32, of Milton Avenue, Kings Lynn, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

Royston Crow: Eidimantos DervinisEidimantos Dervinis (Image: Herts Police)

They appeared for sentencing at St Albans Crown Court on Wednesday, March 22.


Galinis was sentenced to 22 months in prison, suspended for 24 months, Varatnickis was jailed for three years and two months, Tamulynas was jailed for three months and Dervinis was jailed for 12 months.

Royston Crow: Kestutis TamulynasKestutis Tamulynas (Image: Herts Police)