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Prolific bicycle thief is caught
Daniel Westrop
Westrop stole up to two bikes a day, police said
A prolific bike thief who stole up to two machines every day, has been arrested after going on the run.

Daniel Westrop, aged, 27, from Bromley, south-east London, had failed to turn up for a court hearing on 24 May.

Westrop, 27, admitted nine counts of bicycle theft and had 93 similar offences taken into account.

The labourer was found in Catford, south London, and had been wanted for cycle thefts at stations in the South-East.

An arrest warrant was issued after he failed to attend his sentencing hearing at Woking Magistrates' Court.

Westrop stole mostly mountain bikes from cycle racks used by commuters, police said.

British Transport Police (BTP) said he scoured the railway network for bikes which he then sold.

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