A Cambridge bike thief has been jailed for six months.
James Peyton, of no fixed address, was handed the sentence at Cambridge Magistrate’s Court yesterday (16 May).
The 29-year-old admitted stealing five bikes and one e-scooter between 12 December last year (2022) and 21 March from Grand Arcade cycle park, St Andrews Street and Cambridge Station Cycle Park.
He also admitted one count of theft by finding.
A further seven offences of bike theft were taken into consideration by the magistrate upon sentencing after being admitted by Peyton.
PC Rob Tindall, from the Cambridge City Neighbourhood Team, said: “We were able to arrest Peyton and put him before the courts with a wealth of video evidence of him carrying out the bike thefts.
“We hope this sentence serves as a warning to other bike thieves operating in the city that these crimes are taken seriously, and they too could find themselves in prison.”
James Peyton, of no fixed address, was jailed at Cambridge Magistrate’s Court yesterday (16 May) for bike thefts.
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