Man who went on the run for eight years jailed after Peterborough theft

A man who went on the run for eight years has been jailed after stealing bikes in Peterborough.

Peterborough Magistrates' Court
Peterborough Magistrates' Court

Edgaras Kostygovas stole 280 litres of diesel in Leeds on May 6 2012.

He had been due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on May 18 - but he never showed up, and went on the run.

But now he has finally been brought to justice, and has started a 24 week prison sentence.

He was caught in Peterborough last month, and appeared at Peterborough Magistrates' Court earlier in November.

Along with the theft of the diesel, worth £350, he also admitted stealing a bike worth £400 in Peterborough on September 21, and a bike worth £450 on October 13.

He also pleaded guilty to being in possession of bolt cutters, wire cutters and screwdrivers for the use in theft in Peterborough on October 20, and possession of class B drugs (amphetamine) in the city.

Along with the prison sentence, Kostygovas (34) of Deene Court, Westwood, Peterborough, was fined £200, and ordered to pay £400 compensation to the owner of the first bike, £450 compensation to the owner of the second bike, and £175 compensation for the diesel theft.

The drugs and bolt croppers were ordered to be destroyed.