A Brighton man has been jailed for biking in St James’s Avenue – in breach of a court docket order.
Sussex Police mentioned immediately: “A persistent bike thief has been jailed for breaching his felony behaviour order (CBO) which banned him from sitting on, driving or dealing with any bicycles in Brighton and Hove.
“Christopher Hussey, 38, of New Steine Mews, Brighton, was given the two-year order when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Courtroom on (Wednesday) 5 August after the magistrates have been informed he was a prolific thief, focusing on pedal cycles within the metropolis.
“Since Might 2019, Hussey had been convicted of 12 offences, the vast majority of which have been theft-related.
“4 of these, together with the one which led to the CBO being granted, have been for stealing bikes.
“The CBO prohibited Hussey from sitting astride, dealing with or being in another approach in possession of a pedal cycle, each guide and electrical inside the metropolis of Brighton and Hove.
“The order additionally required him to undertake voluntary work and coaching.
“A member of the general public contacted police with pictures of Hussey breaching his order by driving a pink mountain bike in St James’s Avenue on (Thursday) 20 August.
“He was arrested and charged with breaching a felony behaviour order.
“Hussey appeared earlier than Brighton Magistrates’ Courtroom on Wednesday (2 September) the place he was jailed for 12 weeks.”
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 re-evaluate and amend his behaviour.
“Anti-social behaviour and theft won’t be tolerated on the streets of Brighton and we encourage anybody with data or considerations to report it to us so we are able to examine.”