Police warn cycle owners

POLICE are urging cyclists to take care of their bikes following thefts in Morpeth and Cresswell.

Overnight between Monday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 26, thieves stole a specialised blue mountain bike worth £1,000 from the rear yard of an address in Dawson Place, Morpeth.

Over the same period a bike was taken from the Golden Sands Holiday Park in Cresswell. The blue BMX in question was left unlocked outside of a caravan.

Northumberland Crime Prevention Advisor Sandra Killeen said: “Now the school holidays have started, naturally kids will be out and about on their bikes more often and so it’s more important than ever that people look after their bikes and keep them safe and secure.

“Never leave bikes insecure, even for a minute. It only takes a chance thief seconds to spot an unlocked bike and make off on it.

“Lock it up to something secure, use a good strong lock and where possible store it in a locked garage or secure shed.”