Wanted man jailed after being snared by eagle-eyed plain-clothed officer in Wisbech

JAILED: Lee Thompson
JAILED: Lee Thompson
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A man who was wanted for a string of offences was caught after he was seen acting suspiciously by a plain-clothed officer.

The officer saw Lee Thompson, 36, hiding something up his sleeve in Wisbech on 16 May and followed him to an abandoned car in Townsends Road.

Thompson, of Napier Court, Wisbech, was challenged and arrested after the officer found tools and a knife on him.

It transpired he was also wanted on warrant for failing to appear at Cambridge Crown Court earlier this year for criminal damage, causing actual bodily harm and two counts of failing to appear at a Probation appointment.

He admitted all the charges on the warrant, together with possession of a bladed article and vehicle interference in relation to the 16 May offences, and was sentenced to a year and eight weeks in jail at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday (18 June).

In total Lee Thompson was sentenced to;

· Eight weeks for possession of a bladed article in a public place

· Six weeks for vehicle interference

· Eight weeks for two counts of failing to attend probation appointment

· 30 weeks for actual bodily harm

· Eight weeks for criminal damage

The sentences will run consecutively.

PC Peter Waite said: “Thompson thought he could get away with his crimes but, unfortunately for him, one of our officers was alert enough to ensure he didn’t.”