Cyclists are being urged to secure their bikes following an increase in thefts.
Police have said surge in popularity for cycling during lockdown means demand for bicycles has “never been greater” – leading to an spike in thefts.
Cyclists are being urged to do their part in keeping their bike secure by investing in a sturdy lock, keeping a detailed description of it and taking images.
Constable Mike Urquhart said: “Whether you have just purchased your first bike or are a seasoned cyclist it is worth investing in a good quality cycle-specific lock to secure your bike.
“Thieves will routinely carry bolt croppers or even battery-powered angle grinders and lightweight, poor quality locks offer little resistance.
“As a rough guide consider spending around 10% of the value of your bike on a lock.
“Always buy the best quality lock you can afford and look out for those that have been