Island campsites targeted in string of ‘high value’ bike thefts

A string of bike thefts across campsites on the Island prompts police action. 

In July, there have been seven “high value bike thefts” across the Island.

Most of the thefts occurred late at night or in the early hours of the morning.

Chains and bike locks were cut through to remove the bicycles.

Officers from the rural team have been visiting affected locations to raise awareness and advise on further security measures.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “Over the past month there have been seven high value bike thefts from camping and caravan sites across the Island including the south Wight area.

“The offenders have stolen these bikes either late at night or in the early hours of the morning and in most cases cutting through locked bike chains.

“Officers from the rural team have visited these sites and others to raise awareness of the issue and to advise staff about security measures for their residents.”