I've just remembered to share the details of the court case following the theft of Will's bike and our other items.
I have the thief's full name, but no doubt would get in trouble if I published it here, so in the interests of protecting the thieving little scrote bag's high moral standing in society (yeah right!), I shall simply refer to him as the 'person'. I mean I wouldn't want to breach his Human Rights by letting you all know that this certain 'person' is a thief now, would I?
The 'person' pleaded guilty to 11 counts of theft and asked for 10 other offences to be taken into consideration (obviously he's a novice!) He was charged with 2 counts of pedal cycle theft and 1 count of theft from a motor vehicle.
He was sentenced on 29th September as follows:
* Community Order for 18 months.
* He has to attend a programme of Thinking Skills (interpreted by us as don't be stupid and leave DNA evidence behind when you go out thieving hard working people's property, because it may just link the crime back to you!)
* Subject to a curfew of 3 months (hopefully between the hours of 7:00am and 6:55am the following day!)
* Supervised by the Probation Service for a rehabilitation period of 18 months. (Whatever!)
Will was awarded compensation to the HUGE value of £50 (Yep, you read it right! A measly £50). He stole over £1500 worth of stuff from us. What about the other bikes etc. that he stole and sold on? How much did this 'person' actually sell Will's bike for, not bloody £50 that's for sure! The compensation didn't even cover our insurance excess, let alone the hike in insurance premium that Esure are rubbing their hands together and creating for us for next year. We will only receive this life changing fortune if and when he decides to pay it across to the Court who will then forward it on to us.
The Police did so much hard work. Surveillance, DNA evidence, victim support and this guy only gets the above? It's the Police I feel sorry for; we couldn't fault them.
So, to Northern Area Peterborough Police - a MASSIVE THANK YOU!
To the Judge - WHAT A PATHETIC SENTENCE TO HAVE PASSED - THE GUY PLEADED GUILTY TO 21 CRIMES AND THE POLICE FOUND STOLEN PROPERTY IN HIS HOUSE!!! HOW MUCH EVIDENCE DO YOU NEED TO THROW THE BOOK AT SOMEONE?!
To his Lawyer - BET YOU GOT PAID A NICE FEE FROM HIS LEGAL AID THAT WE CONTRIBUTED TO!