Serial bike thief filmed in police chase last year jailed again

Scott Liddle also admitted breaching criminal behaviour order banning him from Derby city centre

A serial bike thief in Derby who was jailed last year after he was pursued by a cycling Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), with the video footage above going viral on social media, is back in prison after once again admitting stealing a bicycle.

The Derby Telegraph reports that Scott Liddle, from Pear Tree, admitted stealing the bicycle between 1 and 4 March this year.

He was also found to be in breach of a criminal behaviour order which banned him from Derby city centre and from even touching a bicycle.

Last September, we reported how a PCSO from Derbyshire Police had chased Liddle on his bike after he was spotted trying to steal a bicycle from outside Derby County’s Pride Park stadium.

> Video: A different kind of individual pursuit - Derby PCSO chases down bike thief

The incident, on 24 August, resulted in the 37-year-old being handed a suspended 18-week jail sentence at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court.

Within a fortnight, however, he was in court again and given a 36-week prison sentence, plus the criminal behaviour order, following further thefts of bikes.

For his latest offence, Liddle has been jailed for 26 weeks and ordered to pay £800 compensation and a £115 victim surcharge.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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