‘Career criminal’ Wayne Bradley jailed for Covid hospital thefts

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image captionWayne Bradley targeted NHS staff during lockdown, police said

A serial thief who targeted hospitals and NHS staff during the coronavirus lockdown has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Wayne Bradley, 30, from Bartley Green, Birmingham “conned and tailgated” staff to gain access to unauthorised areas.

He stole a purse from Solihull Hospital and mobile phones from Birmingham Children’s Hospital in April.

The “career criminal”, already serving a Criminal Behaviour Order, admitted burglary at the city’s crown court.

‘Targeted most vulnerable’

Bradley was also linked to further offences committed at a care complex in Bournville and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, as well as the theft of a laptop from a cardiac unit at the children’s hospital.

One of the victims of his theft at the children’s hospital confronted him, but Bradley

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