A MAN who stole six bikes from Huntingdon railway station has been banned from every cycle storage area at stations in England and Wales.

Jack Mitchell was given an Anti-social Behaviour Order (ASBO) that also banned him from carrying tools on the railway.

The 18-year-old, of no fixed address was issued with the ASBO at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court on December 21, after using bolt cutters to steal the bikes throughout October and November of last year.

Pc Simon Corden, the investigating officer for British Transport Police, said: "These offences caused enormous inconvenience and real upset to the victims, who were not only hit financially by the thefts, but were forced to make alternative arrangements for travelling to and from their homes until replacement cycles could be purchased."

Mitchell was arrested on November 8 and charged - and later convicted - with six counts of cycle theft.

Under the terms of his two-year ASBO, Mitchell has been prohibited from:

- Travelling on any railway whilst in possession of a bolt cropper, snips or pliers, or chisel

- Entering any cycle storage area at any railway station in England and Wales

INFORMATION: To report suspicious activity near cycle racks, contact a member of the rail staff or call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.