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A bike thief who claimed he was doing a favour for a friend has been sentenced.

Collinson-Prime cycling away with the bike Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (51493718)
Collinson-Prime cycling away with the bike Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (51493718)

Joshua Collinson-Prime, of Janet Jones Walk, Cambridge, was caught on CCTV removing a D lock from a bike in Trumpington Street on November 12 last year.

The 26-year-old told officers while being interviewed that he had been asked by a friend to retrieve the bike and forcibly remove the lock after the key had been lost.

Collinson-Prime pleaded guilty to bike theft at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, September 15 and was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months. He must also pay £210.95 in compensation.

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