Video footage has been released of a group of people on a night out in Boston, who were caught on council CCTV repairing a damaged bike rack.
Boston Borough Council has released the CCTV footage of the event which has been said to show that the ‘night-time economy is not all about bad lads doing bad things’.
The bike rack, which had been damaged by a car, attracted the attention of the lads as they queued for kebabs in South Street at about 3am, on a night out at the end of August.
It is now fixed and in use again.
Tuesday, 4.14pm - A group of people on a night out in Boston have been caught on CCTV repairing a damaged bike rack.
The group was seen at the bike station near a fast-food shop on the Market Place using their muscle to unbend the thick metal hoop which had been damaged when a car ran into it.
It attracted the attention of the lads as they queued for kebabs in South Street at about 3am, on a night out at the end of August.
Peter Hunn, Boston Borough Council’s principal community safety officer, said: “We recorded the whole sequence. At first two lads had a go and then encouraged others to help. At one point five were pushing and pulling. To look at the bike rack now you would hardly know it had been damaged.
“The night-time economy is not all about bad lads doing bad things.”
A spokesman said the group wrestled for 13 minutes to straighten the stand, which had been twisted almost down to the ground.
They said the group took ‘great care to be sure, once they got it moving, that they got it perfectly upright’.
They added that one lad rested his takeaway meal on the road so he could use both hands.