Car thief breaches his anti-social behaviour order
A PROLIFIC thief with more than 100 offences to his name escaped prison despite breaching a court order banning him from every hotel in Bristol.
On Saturday, police arrested car thief Mark Picton on Pump Lane, Redcliffe.
The 32-year-old from Knowle was seen cycling around the Ramada Hotel car park, breaching his anti-social behaviour order.
Picton was convicted by Bristol magistrates and given a six-month conditional discharge, which means unless he reoffends within that period, he will not be punished for the breach.
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Redcliffe beat manager, PC Nick King, said: "This area has suffered a spate of vehicle crime. All motorists are warned to be extra vigilant during the Christmas period and make sure they don't leave any valuables on show."