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Theft in Stamford Hill just days after similar incident involving doctor a few miles away on Holloway Road

Just days after we reported how a doctor’s bike had been stolen as she attended to an injured motorcyclist on Holloway Road comes news that a policeman had his bike stolen in similar circumstances a few miles away in Stamford Hill.

The theft happened as a police officer from the Lordship Safer Neighbourhoods Team attended to a Police Community Support Officer who had been injured after being struck by a car last Thursday at 5pm in Cazenove Road, reports the Hackney Gazzette.

Sergeant Sue Wright, from the Clissold Safer Neighbourhoods team, told the newspaper: “I am anxious for this bike to be returned to us so that we can continue to patrol the ward on two wheels.”

The bike in question is a black and silver Specialized Crosstail, with no decals denoting it as a police bike. It was donated to the police just a fortnight ago by Spence Bakery, Church Street, Stoke Newington, adds the newspaper.

Christopher Irwin, aged 22 and of no fixed abode, has been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with regard to the injuries sustained by the  PCSO.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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Fixedwheelnut [20 posts] 4 years ago
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Perhaps they will take notice of the stolen bikes being sold at Brick Lane Market now??

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Recumbenteer [160 posts] 4 years ago
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I hope it was post coded!

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Coleman [331 posts] 4 years ago
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Rather flippant comments considering someone was hit by a car. I hope the PCSO is ok.

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thereverent [388 posts] 4 years ago
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Prehaps this might make the ploice in that area take cycle theft more seriously now.

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kaptnkrunch [57 posts] 4 years ago
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And also cycling accidents and dangerous driving more seriously?

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Fixedwheelnut [20 posts] 4 years ago
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Coleman wrote:

Rather flippant comments considering someone was hit by a car. I hope the PCSO is ok.

Wasn't mean't as flippant, obviously hope the PCSO makes a full recovery, it just seemed ironic that bike theft in London is rarely taken seriously and it is well known that stolen gear turns up at markets like Brick Lane and unless you go mob handed to fight for your bike little interest is taken.
Hope they get the people responsible for both incidents.

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bikecellar [268 posts] 4 years ago
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Safer Neighbourhoods? Got their work cutout for them their then.

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Coleman [331 posts] 4 years ago
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I know what you mean. Perhaps plod will pay more attention to bike theft and dangerous drivers. Let's hope so.

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A V Lowe [567 posts] 4 years ago
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I wonder if London bike cops carry 2 sets of 'cuffs so that on dropping a bike they arrest it.

Hope matters arising are resolved by arrests and recoveries

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Bennyboy [35 posts] 4 years ago
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Why so much giref towards the Police?? It's the thiefing scum you should be having a pop at. If you read the last paragraph you'll see that the Police charged someone. London is s***hole and a full of thiefs, fraudster and crooks. If you don't like it move somewhere else!!