A prolific thief who pilfered bikes from cycle racks across the railway network is banned from travelling on trains in the areas he targeted most.

Daniel Westrop, a 27-year-old labourer from Bromley, received an Asbo and a five month suspended jail term when he appeared at Woking Magistrates Court on Friday.

He was charged with 10 counts of theft of bikes and 92 offences were taken into consideration.

The court was told Westrop scoured the railway network for bikes which he then sold on the black market.

He had been stealing bikes for the last three years from various railway stations between Fleet and London Waterloo.

The stations he targeted most included Walton on Thames and Surbiton.

Westrop also received a 12-month supervision order, must complete 100 hours community service and was ordered to repay his 102 victims a total of 3,000 in compensation.

He was arrested by British Transport Police on April 3, following an in depth investigation into cycle thefts.

BTP Detective Sergeant Sarah White said: "Westrop was prolific in terms of his crimes, often taking two or three bikes at one time.

"The fact that he has been handed an ASBO preventing him from travelling on the parts of the network that he targeted most is very reassuring given the distress and misery he caused to many commuters who had their property taken."