Craig Deane, 39, admitted to the theft when he appeared in front of magistrates and was sentenced to 120 days prison. The tusk has not been recovered. He appeared before magistrates on 2nd April 2014.
The tusk was part of the UK’s seized ivory stockpile and had been loaned out the Wingham Widlife Park as an educational exhibit at their museum.
Deane though will not spend any extra time in prison as his sentence for stealing the tusk will run alongside a prison sentence of 35 months that he was already serving for breaking into a house.