Jailed: Alex Lundy

Man jailed following arrest by off-duty officer

A man has been jailed following a string of offences in the Kingston area.

Alex Lundy (22) of no fixed address was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court having previously pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, one count of aggravated vehicle taking, four counts of criminal damage and one count of shoplifting.

He was sentenced as follows:


- Burglary and Aggravated Taking of Motor Vehicle without consent from Ravenswood Close, Kingston Hill on 1 December 2015 - sentenced to four years;


- Shoplifting of over £1,000 worth of clothes from The Bentalls Centre in Kingston on 3 December 2015 - sentenced to eight months to run consecutively.


- Four counts of criminal damage to boats at the London River Yacht Club on 9 December 2015 - sentenced to a total of three months to run consecutively.

Lundy was identified as a suspect following the burglary in Kingston Hill and was subsequently arrested on 10 December 2015 in Surbiton after he was spotted by an off-duty police officer.

The police sergeant gave chase before detaining and arresting him. He was charged the following day.

Detective Inspector Adam Guttridge, from Kingston CID, said: "Lundy is a persistent offender and has a long criminal history. He engaged on a crime spree during December 2015 and police dedicated significant resources to locating him before he could inflict too much damage on the local community.

"It was through the fast reactions of an off-duty officer and the prompt response from his colleagues that resulted in his arrest and charge. Even with credit for an early plea this is still a lengthy and welcome sentence."

Lundy appeared at Kingston Crown Court in December 2015 where he pleaded guilty to all the offences.

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