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.
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 joined road.cc 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.