David Archer: One of Britain"s most prolific petty criminals set to spend his 16th Christmas behind bars after hurling abuse at woman PCSO

Thief who has committed more than 300 crimes prepares for 16th Christmas behind bars after hurling abuse at woman PCSO Thief David Archer, 57, has more than 300 offences on his file Archer, who claims to have spent 28 years in prison, was jailed yesterday He breached an ASBO and used abusive language towards a PCSO | UPDATED: 08:59 GMT, 14 December 2012 'Horrendous record': David Archer, 57, has committed over 300 offences and is thought to have spent 28 years in prison One of the country's most prolific petty crooks – who claims to have spent almost half his life in prison – is back behind bars and facing his 16th Christmas in jail. David Archer, 57, already has more than 300 offences on his 'horrendous record', a court heard, mostly for theft. Yesterday a judge sentenced Archer to a further three months in prison for breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order after he threatened a female Police Community Support Officer.