A serial bike thief in Derby who was jailed last year after he was pursued by a cycling Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), with the video footage above going viral on social media, is back in prison after once again admitting stealing a bicycle.
The Derby Telegraph reports that Scott Liddle, from Pear Tree, admitted stealing the bicycle between 1 and 4 March this year.
He was also found to be in breach of a criminal behaviour order which banned him from Derby city centre and from even touching a bicycle.
Last September, we reported how a PCSO from Derbyshire Police had chased Liddle on his bike after he was spotted trying to steal a bicycle from outside Derby County’s Pride Park stadium.
The incident, on 24 August, resulted in the 37-year-old being handed a suspended 18-week jail sentence at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court.
Within a fortnight, however, he was in court again and given a 36-week prison sentence, plus the criminal behaviour order, following further thefts of bikes.
For his latest offence, Liddle has been jailed for 26 weeks and ordered to pay £800 compensation and a £115 victim surcharge.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.