This wanted man was caught by police because he had something up his sleeve

A man who was wanted for a string of offences was caught after he was seen hiding something up his sleeve by an undercover officer.

The police officer saw Lee Thompson, 36, acting suspiciously in Wisbech on May 16 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.

Lee Thompson

It transpired he was also wanted on warrant for failing to appear at Cambridge Crown Court earlier this year (2018) for criminal damage, causing actual bodily harm and two counts of failing to appear at a probation appointment.

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

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 didnt.”

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Crime history

The breakdown of Lee Thompsons sentence (to be served consecutively):

· 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

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