A Solihull thief who plundered up to 100 changing room lockers has been  banned from every leisure centre and health club in the West Midlands, police  have said.

Lee Lynch

Lee Lynch – described as the “scourge of West Midlands’ gym-goers” – has also been banned from going to any school, university or college in the  area.
The 48-year-old, from Chilvers Grove, Kingshurst, Solihull, was  jailed for 56 weeks at Birmingham Crown Court last Friday after admitting  breaking into lockers and stealing wallets, cash and mobile phones.
A  police spokesman said an anti-social behaviour order imposed on Lynch at the  hearing meant he now had to steer clear of any sports centre, swimming baths,  gym or hotel leisure complex until January 2016 or risk being sent back to  prison.
The four-year order also restricts him from the grounds and  buildings of any school, university or college campus in the West Midlands  without the prior approval of a police representative.
Investigating  officer PC Paul Dempsey, from Solihull Police, said: “This order, which runs  until January 26 2016, is essential to curb Lynch’s offending  pattern.
“He has been the scourge of gym-goers and has been convicted of  143 offences in and around the West Midlands area. Many of these have been  thefts from leisure centre lockers.”
At last week’s hearing, the court  heard how, on September 20, Lynch walked into Meadowside Leisure Centre in  Burton-on-Trent and used a screwdriver to prise open changing room lockers. He  then hid in a cubicle and took £12 in loose change from trouser and coat  pockets.
Lynch also admitted stealing a watch, iPhone and Blackberry from  the bags of pupils visiting Walsall Leisure Centre for a PE class on October 6,  as well as snatching a lap-top from a Student Union recruitment stall at  Birmingham’s Aston University on October 10.
Lynch was given a suspended  32-week prison term last August for similar offences committed across Solihull  and Birmingham.