Portsmouth bike thief banned from four railway stations after going on stealing spree across Hampshire

A BIKE thief who stole £3,600 worth of bikes has been banned from stepping foot in the train stations he targeted.

Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 2:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 2:12 pm
Picture: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

Daniel Loveridge, 31, of Washbrook Road, Wymering, admitted stealing nine bikes when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court last week.

In all he took £3,674 worth of bikes from Fareham, Portchester, Southampton Airport Parkway, and Hedge End railway stations between November 9 last year and February 27.

District judge Gary Lucie imposed a four-month prison sentence suspended for a year and ordered him to pay £50 to each victim.

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The judge ruled the spree was premeditated and it caused significant inconvenience to the victims.

An exclusion order bans Loveridge from entering any of the four stations for a year.