Two men who stole bikes from outside a hospital where NHS Hospital staff in the United Kingdom were working have been jailed for almost three years each.
David Moran, 35, and Aaron Lancaster, 29, took the bikes from a secure cycle storage unit on March 26.
When police moved to arrest the men on the next day, Lancaster assaulted a police officer and resisted arrest.
They were both sentenced to two years and ten months imprisonment after pleading guilty to all charges as well as further counts of bike theft and burglary with intent to steal when they appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.
Judge Timothy Spencer described the ‘shame’ in the case as ‘palpable’.
“Hour by hour, minute by minute, those workers put themselves at risk of contracting Covid-19 in order to save the lives of others. For them to have had this happen to them is disgusting.”