Bike thief arrested outside The Edge

On Monday night security personnel at the University of Leeds detained a man who was attempting to steal a push bike which was locked up outside The Edge Sports Centre. He was found with equipment on his person to enable the theft.

Reports from the police have stated that there were three other bikes stolen on that day.

If you are worried about the safety of your bike, West Yorkshire Police recommend using a D-lock, as the majority of stolen bikes are locked with cable ties. D-locks can be purchased from the Bike Hub which is located at the end of the EC Stoner building.

It is also advisable to make a note of the bike’s model and serial number and mark it with your postcode. Leeds University holds bike marking events throughout the year.

If there are any further concerns, contact Andy Gordon-Platt, the Crime Prevention Manager at the University of Leeds, on

Polly Hatcher


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