Cyclists warned over spate of thefts

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Police are warning cyclists to take extra care with their bikes following a spate of thefts in the Boston area.

Since the beginning of April, more than 100 pedal cycles have been stolen with over three insecure bikes being pushed away each day in recent weeks.

Boston Community Inspector Dave Rimmer, said: “We are tackling this crime as a priority and a number of initiatives are being launched to both prevent and detect crime.

“I would urge people to take more care and to do all they can to protect their possessions.

“Locked cycles are being ignored as there are plenty of unlocked cycles that are an easy target for the thieves.

Cycles in gardens are also vulnerable and should be securely chained or placed inside a locked shed or garage.”

A number of cycle tagging events are being arranged for the Boston area and further details will be released as soon as dates are confirmed.

What do you think? Have you had a bike stolen? Email gemma.gadd@jpress.co.uk