A THIEF who stole an e-scooter and a bicycle on the same day has been jailed.

Jamie Blanchard, 44, of Commercial Road, Newport, went on a mini crime spree in the city on July 23.

He pleaded guilty to stealing a £337 e-scooter and a £400 bike and also admitted the theft of a £175 bicycle on June 24.

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Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court heard how Blanchard has an “extensive record for offences of dishonesty”.

The defendant was jailed for 26 weeks.

Blanchard was also ordered to pay his victims £912 in compensation.