• Fri. May 20th, 2022

Prolific bike thief banned from entering parts of Bristol after three-month crime spree

A prolific bike thief has been jailed for a year and banned from entering parts of Bristol city center for 30 months.

Ryan Hack, of Shirehampton Road in Sea Mills, was sentenced by Bristol Magistrates Court after being found guilty of 10 offenses over a three-month period. The 21-year-old admitted to stealing six bikes in the city between June 8 and September 2 last year.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving stolen goods and stealing equipment. He was given a 52-week sentence at a court hearing on Wednesday February 23.

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Magistrates also imposed a Criminal Behavior Order (CBO), at the request of Avon and Somerset Police, which will prevent Hack from entering tourist hotspots once he is released, including Broadmead , the Harborside and Hotwells.

Hack will also be legally prohibited from being in possession of a bike that he cannot prove ownership. Inspector Adam Dolling said: ‘Ryan Hack is a prolific bike thief and so we welcome the custodial sentence he has received.

“Upon his release, he will have to comply with the criminal behavior order or risk returning to prison. Local officers will be informed about Hack and the requirements it must meet to help protect our communities.

“We hope the police investigation and court conviction will reassure the people of Bristol that we are continuing to tackle the problem of bike theft and will seek justice in court against offenders.”

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