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Cambridge: Bike thief jailed for eight months

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A Cambridge bike thief has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

Josh Collinson-Prime, of Blossom Street, Cambridge, was arrested by Cambridge police last Thursday after he was identified stealing a bike from the Grand Arcade cycle park on 15 January.

The 28-year-old was also arrested for theft of meat from Aldi in Newmarket Road on 12 January and two counts of breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) not to be in possession of a stolen bike.

At Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Friday (24 February) Collinson-Prime pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching a CBO, bike theft and shop theft. He was sentenced to eight months in prison.

Collinson-Prime has a CBO in place until June 2024 which states he must not:

  • Be in possession of any bicycle part/bicycle without proof of purchase/ownership/lawful rental
  • Advertise, sell, or offer to sell any pedal cycle or bike part that he does not have proof of ownership for financial or other gain
  • Go to any Co-Op in Cambridge within the boundary of the M11, A11, A505 and A14.

PC Rob Tindall, from the Cambridge city neighbourhood policing team, said: “Cycle theft is a priority for neighbourhood officers in the city.

At Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Friday (24 February) Collinson-Prime pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching a CBO, bike theft and shop theft

At Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Friday (24 February) Collinson-Prime pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching a CBO, bike theft and shop theft

“The team are working daily to catch people like Collinson-Prime and reunite people with their bikes.

“There is also a lot of partnership and prevention work taking place to prevent the thefts including bike-marking sessions.”

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