Scooter thief ordered by court to pay over £200 in fine and costs

Bristol 1 February 2023: A man has been ordered to pay over £200 after he pleaded guilty to stealing two  e-scooters.

Ashley Hoskin, 26, of south Bristol, appeared before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Friday 27 January, where he pleaded guilty to taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Police seized two Voi scooters from Hoskin’s home last June. Both scooters had been vandalised and the GPS tracking on them no longer worked.

Magistrates imposed a £120 fine and ordered Hoskin to pay £85 costs and a £34 surcharge.

Matthew Pencharz, head of policy for Voi UK, Ireland and Netherlands, said: “Most people use our scooters correctly and park them properly at the end of their rides. 

“However, we will support the prosecution of  anyone who vandalises and/or steals our scooters. 

“We’d ask anyone who spots a Voi scooter they believe has been stolen or abandoned to contact us through the Voi app or on our website,


Juliette Maxam

Senior PR manager, Voi UK and Ireland

[email protected]

+44 07966 370151

About Voi 

Founded in 2018, Voi is a Swedish micromobility company offering e-scooter and e-bike sharing in partnership with towns, cities and local communities. We believe e-scooters can play a central role in changing how people move in our towns and cities in the future. We want to ensure that the micromobility transformation happens the right way - through real innovative technology, open and transparent dialogue with towns, cities and governments and by adapting our products to local needs. Voi’s holistic Environmental Action Plan tackles emissions and promotes renewable energy use and circularity along its supply chain. 

Voi operates in over 100 towns and cities across 11 countries. It is headquartered in Stockholm and employs 1,000 people. To date, Voi boasts more than seven million riders and has served more than 125+ million rides.