Mountain Bike stolen from Fleming Park Leisure Centre

A Cube Analogue Mountain bike worth £550 was stolen this morning from outside Fleming Park Leisure Centre between 10.10 am – 11.30 am.

The bike was locked to the cycle rack at the front of the leisure centre whilst the owner, a 28 year old woman, used the centre gym.  She discovered that both the bike, which is brand new, plus the lock had been stolen.  Eastleigh police are reviewing CCTV from Fleming Park Leisure Centre to identify the thief.

Sgt Chris Spellerberg from Eastleigh police Safer Neighbourhoods team said:

“Cycle theft is a priority across the borough for us and the Community Safety Partnership. Often bikes are stolen as they are left insecure or with a weak lock, this wasn’t the case in this instance.  This is a very distinctive bike and I’d ask that anyone with information, particularly users of Fleming Park this morning who may have seen something suspicious get in touch by calling 101, by email or anonymously via crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

We are trying to raise the profile of cycle thefts and encouraging all owners to use decent locks, ideally a D lock as a minimum and secure it even when left in a shed or garage.  Recent cycle safety and crime prevention events at the towns colleges have seen scores of  bikes security coded and discount D lock vouchers given to students courtesy of Halfords UK.”

  • Lock ‘tight’ so that your cycle is hard to move around when parked
  • Lock both wheels and the frame to a cycle stand or other immoveable object
  • Secure your lock so it does not touch the ground
  • 2 locks are better than 1, consider a D lock & cable combination.

Contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods team by email:

eastleigh.snt.western@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

Eastleigh Police Web Page

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We cycle security code bikes for free at our beat surgeries:

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Sarge

I'm the Saferneighbourhood (beat) Sergeant for Eastleigh Central, a busy area covering Allbrook, Boyatt Wood, Newtown, Eastleigh Town Centre & adjoining residential areas, Fleming Park, Aviary Estate, to Stoneham. I lead a team of committed PCSO's & PC's. Our job is to look after vulnerable people and lock up villains. Stop crime happening and whilst doing all this we try to give residents & business the best service possible. We do make a difference but don't get it right all the time. Tell me & my team your neighbourhood concerns. Call, email, stop us on patrol or pop into the station. 

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  1 comment for “Mountain Bike stolen from Fleming Park Leisure Centre

  1. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    March 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Good advice Sarge! Many thanks 🙂

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