Spate of bike thefts in De Brus and West View areas of Hartlepool

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POLICE are warning bike owners to take extra care of their cycles after a spate of thefts in parts of Hartlepool in the last few days.

Hartlepool Integrated Neighbourhood Team say pedal cycles have been swiped from back gardens in the De Brus and West View areas.

The team has taken to social media to warn people and said: “Residents of De Bruce Ward and West View, please be vigilant and take pedal cycles and other valuable inside at night, or safely secure them.”

If you have any information about the thefts or for advice on marking and protecting your bikes contact Cleveland Police on 101 and ask to speak to Miers Avenue Police Office.