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Pair plead guilty to Cardiff quad bike burglary raid

Two men have pleaded guilty to burglary following an incident which saw two of their friends killed in a collision with a train in December last year.

A train hit the quad bike shortly after the burglary in the early hours of December 09 last year

The burglary was caught on CCTV around 04:00am on the 9 December 2009.

Trevor Davies, 20, and David Cooper, 24, were killed minutes after the robbery when a train hit the quad they were riding on.

They had been using the railway line as a get-away route on the vehicles after stealing over £40,000 worth of “Gore-Tex-branded” jackets.

Anthony Thomas, 23, and Liam Xuereb, 22, who were travelling on a second vehicle, survived the accident.

Prosecutor Stephen Jones said: “It was four best friends committing a burglary which resulted in tragedy.”

The pair, both from Cardiff – also admitted endangering safety on the railway.

They will be sentenced next month

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