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Serial bike thief arrested after five weeks on the run from the police

Ashley Jordan was convicted in his absence on multiple counts including five charges of bike theft

A serial bike thief who failed to appear in court last month including five counts of stealing bicycles has been arrested after five weeks on the run from police.

Ashley Jordan, aged 18, failed to appear at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 1 March to face 15 charges, reports the Cotswold Journal.

British Transport Police revealed on Saturday that Ashley Jordan, aged 18, was arrested following a short chase on foot also involving officers from West Mercia Police.

Jordan, who admitted one charge of possession of cannabis, had been found guilty in his absence of five counts of theft of bikes in Worcester and Droitwich, five counts of damaging bicycles and one count of having blot cutters for use in theft.

He was also found guilty of failing to surrender to custody and of trespassing on railway property.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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