Police reminder to keep bikes safe

Cyclists are being reminded to keep their bikes safe from theft.
Cyclists are being reminded to keep their bikes safe from theft.
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CYCLISTS are being reminded to protect their property following a spate of thefts in Poulton.

A number of bicycles were stolen during July, prompting police to remind owners to secure their bikes.

Among the thefts was a £2,000 mountain bike stolen in Carleton, and a £390 children’s bike stolen on Blackpool Road.

PC Andrea Banks, community beat manager for Poulton, said: “Bicycles are quite expensive items but people often leave them lying around when they are not using them.

“Cyclists can use a number of crime prevention measures to help prevent property from being stolen.”

Owners are reminded to secure bicycles when not in use, attaching them to a sturdy object with a good quality lock.

Police say marking a bike with a postcode will also make it easier for a stolen bike to be returned, if found.

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