Man jailed after being found with pliers and handsaw in Stratford

Man jailed for going equipped to steal

Man jailed for going equipped to steal - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

A man has been jailed after officers found him with a set of pliers and a handsaw in Stratford.

Alexsej Boiko, 35, of no fixed abode was charged with going equipped to steal after plain-clothed officers said they saw him paying close attention to a set of bikes outside Stratford Station on July 23.

Officers arrested the Russian national after they followed him and carried out a search in Leytonstone High Road, which led to the discovery of the tools.

Boiko said he was carrying the tools because he wanted to find a job.

He was sentenced to eight weeks in jail after he was found guilty of the crime at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

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He was also sentenced to seven days and 30 days respectively for not paying a £375 fine and court costs.

Boiko will serve four weeks behind bars.

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