Suspected cycle thief arrested
Cyclists in Dorset and Hampshire may have been saved from having to claim on their mountain bike insurance following the arrest of a thief.
British Transport Police took a 38-year-old man into custody over allegations he stole bicycles from a number of train stations, the Salisbury Journal reports.
Two-wheelers were taken from Bournemouth, New Milton, Christchurch and Southampton Central platforms between February 8th and March 25th.
The suspect has been released on bail until July 11th and ordered not to go within 200 m of railway stations in Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset.
Since reports of the thefts first came to light, police have been warning cyclists to ensure their property is securely locked when left unattended.
Passing the lock through the frame of the bike and not just the wheel was recommended along with registering the mode of transport at immobilise.com.
The site is a free tool that allows people to register possession of property in the hope of reducing crime and repatriating recovered items to the rightful owners.