A 38-year-old man has been charged with a six-month Drug Rehabilitation Requirement after pleading guilty to stealing a bicycle. David King of Craddock Road appeared before Medway Magistrates via virtual court on Tuesday 18th October for stealing a bicycle from Keynes College on the University of Kent campus last Saturday.

He was also issued a 40-day suspended prison sentence.

Kent Police originally arrested King on Sunday 16th October after reports of multiple bike thefts from across the city, including the University of Kent campus.

InQuire have approached Kent Police and the University of Kent for comment.

As more bike thefts are being reported Kent University gave the following statement:

“The University is currently working closely with Kent police to determine who is responsible for the thefts around campus and continues to remind students and staff of the precautions they can take to protect their bikes.”

The University of Kent have advice for bike safety and security on their website.