A NEWPORT father and son who stole more than £8,000 worth of railway cable have been handed prison sentences.

James Matthew Fisher, 30 and Alan Fisher, 64, were caught on the M4 by Gwent Police on their way home after raiding a Network Rail depot in Oxford.

James Matthew Fisher, of Woodside, Duffryn, was jailed for three months at Newport Magistrates’ Court.

Alan Fisher, also of Woodside, Duffryn, was jailed for 16 weeks but that sentence was suspended for 12 months. He was made the subject of an electronically monitored curfew for three months between 8pm and 7am.

Both defendants pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.