A prolific bike thief has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order.
Police spoke to Joshua Peck after CCTV operators spotted him trying bike locks in Market Hill, Cambridge, on 4 October.
Peck, 29, of Lapwings Close, Teversham, became abusive with officers who found cannabis in his pocket. While being transported in custody he spat inside the van.
At Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (2 December), Peck was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison 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) not to:
Be in possession of a pedal cycle or parts of a pedal cycle without proof of ownership
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.