Motorcycle and scooter thefts on the up

OWNERS of two wheeled vehicles are being urged to improve their bike security

11am 06.09.07 - MOTORCYCLE and scooter owners have been urged to check how secure they are keeping their vehicles.

Following an increase in thefts in North Somerset, police are urging owners to ensure their bikes are securely locked away in garages.

During July, almost half of the 30 vehicles reported stolen were motorcycles or mopeds.

Crime reduction officers PC Steve Burrough said: "Some owners were relying solely on the steering lock but that alone is not sufficient and it is always wise to provide some form of additional security.

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"Determined thieves have used bolt croppers to cut through what appeared to be inferior security chain locks, which are not recommended by the security industry.

"Wherever possible two wheel motorbikes, mopeds and scooters should be securely locked away in garages. It is also wise to add additional security by chaining the vehicle to secure fitting to either the wall or floor to give extra piece of mind."

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