One time Old Trafford
A former Manchester United player who was found breaking up stolen car parts at a scrapyard in the city has been jailed for 15 months.
Ronnie Wallwork, 34, from Failsworth, Manchester, pleaded guilty to three counts of receiving stolen goods.
Police stumbled upon Wallwork while investigating unconnected armed robberies across Lancashire.
A judge at Preston Crown Court said he could not agree to the suspended prison term requested by Wallwork’s defence.
Judge Simon Newell told the former England Under-20 international: “These were high-value items that were stolen.
“It seems to me they were taken in a professional and sophisticated way.
“It also seems clear to me that they were taken to go into the black market either to be sold on or broken down and sold on.
“You provided the facility for that to happen. There was an element of organisation and sophistication in what went on.”
SOURCE: BBC News
Wallwork made 19 Premier League appearances during his seven years in the United first team squad before he was sold to West Brom. From then on the Newton Heath born adaptable performer’s career dipped before the 34 year old called it a day in 2008.