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Robber who threatened to stab Glasgow cyclist then took his bike avoids jail

James McKee told victim: “Get off your f*ck*ng bike or I will stab you” before riding off on it

A robber who threatened to stab a cyclist in Glasgow before taking his bike has been handed an 18-month supervision order.

Glasgow Sheriff Court also imposed a nine-month 7am-1pm curfew on James McKee, who will have to wear an electronic ankle tag, reports Glasgow Live.

The 20-year-old had pleaded guilty to assault and robbery in connection with the incident, which happened close to the main entrance of Celtic Park on 14 April.

The victim, Jordyn Cunningham, had ridden his bike to the stadium with a friend, said Laura Bradley, prosecuting.

She told the court: “They were approached by McKee outside the main entrance. He started talking about Celtic with them.

“McKee asked if he could buy his bike and Mr Cunningham said no.”

Ms Bradley said that at that point, “He made a motion to pull up his jumper to the waistband area. He said, ‘Get off your f*ck*ng bike or I will stab you’.”

The cyclist  got off his bike, which McKee took, riding off in the direction of the Forge Shopping Centre.

Mr Cunningham got off the bike before McKee took it and raced off towards the Forge Shopping Centre.

Police traced and arrested him after a call was made to 999, and Mr Cunningham was reunited with his bike after someone messaged him on social media anonymously.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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