Bentley Bridge Shopping Park – Secure Your Bike When Leaving It!

One of my constituents wants to warn residents to be very careful if you have a cycle and use it to visit the Bentley Bridge Retail and Shopping Park.

My constituent reported to me that they had their cycle stolen, and alarmingly there were four similar crimes recorded on the same day!

The Police have been informed, and I have had a conversation with WMP about the incident. I was concerned that there was a big problem around stolen cycles.

However that is not the case WMP said “I am pleased to say we have very little reports of theft of pedal cycle in the Wednesfield area. On this day we unusually had 4 bike thefts, 3 of which were unlocked/un-attended bikes, which is difficult to Police when sporadically people are willing to leave their possessions insecure and unattended.

I do appreciate however that the complainant in this matter had secured his bike.

When we are on duty and complete our patrols my officers will often have to advise people who leave bikes insecure.”

Therefore can I under line the advice offered by the Police…..No matter where you are please always make sure that your cycle is secure if you intend to leave it.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more