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BIKES STOLEN: Man arrested after series of thefts in St Albans and Harpenden 

 Published on: 14th November 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after a string of bike thefts across St Albans and Harpenden.

The push bikes were stolen from Milliners Court in the city, and at St Albans and Harpenden Railway Stations.

A 36-year-old man from St Albans, who was also arrested on suspicion of being in possession of class A drugs, has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

The arrest followed a joint operation between the St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team and the British Transport Police.

PC Lee Hammond, of the St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Having seen an increase in bike theft in St Albans we hope news of this arrest will be of comfort to the community that we take all forms of crime seriously and will do all we can to eradicate it from our streets.”

Another man pleaded guilty at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on Monday, November 1, to the theft of two push bikes in St Albans.

Matthew Fell, aged 38, of Church Crescent, St Albans, was arrested on Saturday, October 30, after the bikes were stolen in the city on October 6 and October 10.

He was fined £280, ordered to pay £900 compensation, a £34 victim surcharge and £40 in costs.

Picture credit Hoss Photography 

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