18 months for Neiwand

Former champion cyclist Gary Neiwand has been sentenced to 18 months jail for stalking. The Olympic...

Former champion cyclist Gary Neiwand has been sentenced to 18 months jail for stalking.

The Olympic silver medallist, who is in jail for breaching an intervention order to stay away from his ex-wife, was today sentenced to 18 months jail with a minimum term of nine months. Neiwand yesterday pleaded guilty to five charges of stalking, two of theft, three of using a carriage service in a harassing manner and one of breaching an intervention order.

Chief Magistrate Ian Gray said today that Neiwand's offences were very serious and a clear message needed to be sent out to the community that such conduct was unacceptable. Gray also said he accepted the father of two was suffering depression at the time and was experiencing difficulties with his marriage break-up.

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