Witness appeal after bike stolen from Southport station

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Do you recognise this person?

British Transport Police officers are keen to speak to them about a bike that was stolen from Southport station on Saturday, 25 April at around 9.40pm.

Investigating officer PC Jane McGee said: “A youth walked into the open bike shed at the station and stole a bike that hadn’t been chained up. The bike shed was open as someone had just left it and the door hadn’t yet returned to the locked position.”

Officers believe the person in the CCTV could help with their enquiries.

PC McGee added: “We would urge that person or anyone who recognises them to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B8 of 14/05/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


Bicycles are a popular target for thieves. Here are some simple tips to ensure your cycle remains secure:

Always lock your bicycle whenever you leave it at a designated cycle rack area. Lock the frame and both wheels to a cycle stand.

Consider using more than one lock to secure your bike and ensure that you use a recognised security standard lock. D-locks, extension cable or heavy chain locks are certified locking mechanisms. It is important to ensure that yours are up to date.

Make the lock(s) and bike hard to manoeuvre when parked by ensuring little room between the stand and the bike.

Do not allow your lock(s) to come into contact with the ground, where they are viewed as more vulnerable.

Take a photograph of your bike and record your frame number and key details. This will be crucial in recovering your bike if it is stolen.

Mark your frame with your postcode in two separate locations, one of which should be hidden. Attach a ‘Coded Cycle’ label to reduce the risk of making your bike a target for theft.

Do not ride with valuables in open baskets or panniers.

Register your bicycle at www.immobilise.com or www.bikeregister.co.uk


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