Lord street is ‘hotspot’ for bike thefts August 25th, 2016 webteam Latest News Shares Comments Lord street is ‘hotspot’ for bike thefts FIFTEEN pedal bikes have been stolen in Southport Town Centre in less than a month, police have revealed. Officers from Southport Neighbourhood Community Policing team have now issued a warning asking people with pedal bikes who regularly leave then around Southport to make sure they are properly secured. Lord Street and the Esplanade are hot spots for bike thefts, with five taking place in the last two weeks of August. Most of the thefts occurred away from the owner’s homes and were either left outside supermarkets or leisure facilities. A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “Between August 10 and August 22, 15 pedal cycles have been reported stolen in the town centre. “Bikes have been reported stolen on Lord Street, Marine Parade, Derby Road, Promenade, Clifton Road, Church Street, Queens Road, the Esplanade, Hampton Road, London Street and Seabank Road. “The majority of the thefts have taken place away from the home, outside supermarkets, shops, work places, leisure facilities and mostly in the Town centre. “In the majority of cases the cycles were locked. “Some types of locks can be easily cut off with bolt cutters and the thief will choose to steal a cycle that is the least secure. D type locks are recommended, as a strong lock is required to try and prevent cycles being stolen.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!