Police urge cyclists to secure bikes

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POLICE in Lincolnshire have urged cyclists to ensure their bikes are secure, even when left in their own garden - following a spate of thefts in one part fo the county.

Theft thefts occurred in Louth over the weekend, but cycle thefts take place throughout the county.

Sgt Alasdair Booth, from the Wolds Neighbourhood Policing Team, said, “Residents mustn’t assume that cycles are secure when in a garden as, unfortunately, opportunist thieves will be quite bold and will enter through garden gates in order to steal.

“Use good quality bike locks whenever cycles are left unattended and ensure that shed and garage security is as good as it can be”.

Anyone who would like to find out more about home and garden security, or who is interested in having their bike security marked, should contact their local Neighbourhood Policing Team by calling 101.