A PROLIFIC bike thief has been jailed for breaching a court docket order banning him from dealing with, sitting on, or using a bicycle.
Christopher Hussey has been convicted of 12 offences in Brighton since Could 2019, together with stealing cycles.
However regardless of being given a legal behaviour order in August, simply days later he was photographed using a mountain bike in St James’s Road.
The snaps had been handed over to the police, who additionally recognised Hussey and charged him with breaching the court docket order.
Hussey appeared earlier than Brighton Magistrates’ Court docket the place he was jailed for 12 weeks for the breach.
Inspector Lawrence McAndrew mentioned: “We’re happy the court docket has recognised the persistence of Hussey’s offending by serving him a jail sentence.
“We hope this offers him the chance to reevaluate and amend his behaviour.
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“Anti-social behaviour and theft won’t be tolerated on the streets of Brighton and we encourage anybody with info or issues to report it to us so we are able to examine.”
In November final 12 months The Argus reported how Hussey, now of New Steine Mews, Brighton, was in court docket for stealing a £500 bike from outdoors Hove City Corridor, and a £2,075 electrical bike from outdoors the King Alfred Leisure Centre.
He additionally admitted stealing 17 packets of salmon and a bottle of cola from Sainsbury’s, stealing present units from the Physique Store, and theft of Rayban sun shades price £291 from Sunglass Hut at Churchill Sq..
At that time Hussey had dedicated 97 earlier offences.
The court docket heard how Hussey was on a methadone programme to beat drug dependancy.
Hussey had turned as much as court docket “worse for put on” with a bloodied mouth, bruising and swollen eye through the listening to.
The tough justice occurred when he was shoved off his bike onto the pavement.
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Justice of the Peace David Watkins heard that Hussey has £893 in excellent court docket fines and agreed to not make him pay compensation due to his “dire” funds.
He ordered the thief to finish six months of drug remedy and 15 rehabilitation classes, and to pay £85 prices and an £85 surcharge.
Now it was revealed that Hussey has lastly been jailed over his persistent crimes.
Sussex Police mentioned: “Since Could 2019, Hussey had been convicted of 12 offences, nearly all of which had been theft-related. 4 of these, together with the one which led to the CBO being granted, had been for stealing bikes.”