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Man jailed for multiple bicycle thefts at Queen’s Medical Centre and University of Nottingham

He was convicted by a Magistrate at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 27 March and was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday (26 June).

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A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for stealing eight bikes from outside the QMC and University of Nottingham Campus between 2 November 2019 and 25 March 2020.

Nottinghamshire Police had received multiple reports that offenders had gone onto the sites and stolen the bikes which had been all locked up and secured.

Officers gained CCTV which had recorded some of the thefts and other evidence which led to Robert Wilson, of Rodwell Close in the Beechdale area of Nottingham, being arrested on 25 March. However, when officers went to approach him, he tried to cycle off and violently pushed the arresting officer causing injuries to both shins and arm as he went to stop him.

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Wilson had also been detained after he failed to stop for officers on a pushbike on 13 February.

He was convicted by a Magistrate at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 27 March and was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday (26 June).

He received eight months imprisonment on each count of the bike theft to run concurrent, two months to run consecutively for assaulting the police officer and four months consecutive for breaching a suspended sentence. A CBO has also been sought for five years.

Police Constable John Jackson from Nottinghamshire Police’s Prison Handling Team said: “We clearly wanted to track down who’d been committing these thefts over the course of around four months and we are glad we were able to track down the person behind it. Wilson showed no regard for other people and thought himself above the law by the way he tried to evade officers. This sends the message out that we take all reports of crime seriously and investigate them robustly to bring offenders to justice.”

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