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Cambridge bike thief gets suspended jail sentence and put on ‘accredited thinking skills’ programme



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A Cambridge man who stole four bikes worth more than £3,000 from locations across the city has been sentenced.

CCTV of James Peyton on one of the stolen bikes Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (52871911)
CCTV of James Peyton on one of the stolen bikes Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (52871911)

James Peyton, 28, of Victoria Road, was caught on CCTV stealing the bikes from Peas Hill, St Andrews Street and Trumpington Street between July 24 and September 23.

Peyton pleaded guilty to four counts of bike theft and was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for a year at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (October 28).

He must also participate in an accredited thinking skills programme for 19 days and a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

PC Tim Everett said: “Cycle theft remains a priority for residents of and visitors to Cambridge city and we’re committed to catching those responsible and putting them before the courts.

“We’re also working alongside Camcycle to encourage those who love their bikes to ‘lock it and log it’ to keep their property safe.”

More about cycle crime prevention here.

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