, 38, was jailed for 15 years sentence for drugs offences and aiding and abetting Christie.
And his brother Aidan Dobbing
, 33, was locked up for 14 years after he was convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
But Aidan Dobbing
, of Docksford Park, and Christie, of Silksworth Lane,both Sunderland,challenged their convictions at London's Appeal Court today.
wrecked roofs on the high streets in Stockton, Norton and Yarm in eight raids between January and April.
, 37, had previously been handed a 14-year sentence for drugs offences.
, 37, Ryhope Grange Court, Ryhope, Sunderland was sentenced to 14 years as was Aidan Dobbing
, 32, Ravelston Close, Doxford Park, Sunderland.
JACKIE Happy Mother's Day mam, love you loads and loads, Elaine and Chris xxxx DOBBING
JACQUELINE happy mothers day mam, love johnny DOBBING
JACQUELINE Happy Mother's Day to a special Mam, always there for me.
Thereafter there were numerous attempts to contact him by Asa and Aidan Dobbing
, 35, of Ryhope Grange Court, Sunderland, is charged with aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring misconduct in public office.
, 30, was jailed for four years at Teesside Crown Court yesterday.
An investigation by Durham Police revealed telecommunications between Bruce and Dobbing
, who is 35 and of Burdon Walk, Castle Eden, County Durham, and other organised criminals as they plotted to sell drugs.
Teesside Crown Court was told that James Dobbing
had 18 previous convictions for burglary but all of non-dwelling properties.