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‘Prolific’ bike thief sentenced after being spotted testing locks in Cambridge



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A “prolific” bike thief spotted checking bike locks in Cambridge has been given a criminal behaviour order.

CCTV operators alerted police to Joshua Peck’s behaviour in Market Hill on October 4.

Joshua Peck, 29, of Lapwings Close in Teversham, was jailed for 10 weeks on December 2. Picture: Cambridgeshire police (53683161)
Joshua Peck, 29, of Lapwings Close in Teversham, was jailed for 10 weeks on December 2. Picture: Cambridgeshire police (53683161)

Peck, 29, of Lapwings Close in Teversham, became abusive with officers, who found cannabis in his pocket. While being taken into custody, he spat inside the van.

Peck was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court last Thursday (December 2), after pleading guilty to obstructing/resisting a constable in the execution of duty, criminal damage and possession of class B drugs.

He was also given a two year criminal behaviour order (CBO) that means he must not be in possession of a pedal cycle or parts of a pedal cycle without proof of ownership, or be in possession of any item used to steal a pedal cycle in a public place.

PC Leigh Browne, from the Cambridge neighbourhood policing team, said: “Peck is a prolific bike thief in Cambridge with numerous convictions against his name for cycle theft and going equipped to steal.

“We’re working hard to address cycle crime in Cambridge. This includes reviewing and identifying bike-theft hotspots, catching offenders, recovering stolen bikes with proactive patrols and education.”

Anyone who sees Peck breaching his CBO is asked to contact police immediately.



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