Postman who stole packages of cycling kit sentenced to six months in prison

John Francis Woodhouse, who no longer works for Royal Mail, was caught after tracker was placed in package

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A former postman from Northern Ireland has been jailed for six months after being found guilty of stealing packages containing cycling kit from his local delivery office.

John Francis Woodhouse, a keen cyclist from Cushendall, County Antrim admitted a charge of theft of mail in transmission after stealing a number of packages over a 14-month period between June 2016 and August 2017.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.