Thursday, 8 January 2009

19 cycle thefts per month in ward

This article identifies the Southside and Newington ward as being top of the league for cycle thefts in Edinburgh in 2008. Operation Autobiography is the police response with plain clothes officers as well as uniformed patrols. Not only does Newington have one of the highest proportions of people who cycle to work but the ward is home to more students than any other. So topping this league table in is not really surprising. The police need to keep up the pressure on cycle thieves.

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