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Vehicles have been appearing despite barriers to stop cars

A Bristol cyclist says he has repeatedly come across burnt-out cars and motorbikes on National Cycle Route 4, where Farm Lane crosses the M49.

The Bristol Post reports that David Surowiec was riding back from a night shift at the Tesco Avonmouth distribution centre on Thursday when he happened across a burnt-out car and motorbike.

“It’s not the first time,” he said. “I usually go to work this way. Three times in the last month I’ve seen burned motorcycles on the same spot.

“It must be happening at night. When I go to work in the evening, everything is fine. I have no idea how they got the car onto the cycle path. There are barriers to stop cars and it’s blocked off with a skip.”

An online report published by a local vigilante group says the area is regularly used by a group of bike thieves who have been operating in north Bristol over the last year.

The Bristol Post has reported that the thieves have been posting pictures on an Instagram account called Bristolbiketaker.

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