this happened to a friend of mine in Islington, she was dragged off her bike at a T junction on a nice leafy road, and the thieves made off with her (second hand) bike. I wonder if it is part of an awful new bike theft trend?
Hi Tee, Where are you living in SE1? Guess, moving to Islington will not solve the problem. Would be very interesting to know, whether in Islington also three young lads played their game ... Hopefully the next bike they jack is a bike protected by immobilise and these guys can get caught by the police before this new bike stealing method becomes fashion.
Yes, and until the police "have the power to act" this country will continue to be a haven for lawless feral children whose parents are not accountable for their kids behaviour and have no concept of "parental responsibility", because any police action would impinge on their "human rights". Political correctness is the bane of this country and the enemy of the innocent victims of crime.
my girlfriend and me were attacked on the No 15 bus last sunday 1115 am, just after Tower bridge. black guy about 45, grey hair and beard.... we fought back and thanks to the three other people who helped and the guy ran off but we got him arrested later. If any one sees incidents like this and bike theft - have a go - these cowards don't like it !
I agree with fortyfive - I had a similar incident a few weeks back on Morroco street where a guy approached me and my g'friend accusing us of 'looking at him'. I walked over to him and told him I was gonna give him a good hiding if he didn't dissapear which he promptly did.
Definitley worth having a go rather than letting them see you back down! Typical cowards.
I am a journalism student at Goldsmiths for the student paper - I'd be really interested in talking to you and your friends about his awful bike incident especially as it's national cycling week this week. And hopefully we can raise awareness of the issue.