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.”
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