Discounted padlocks to help deter motorcycle thefts in Hastings and St Leonards

Police Community Support Officer Ryan Welby with Billy Sutton, of Hastings Motorcycle Centre. Picture courtesy of Sussex Police
Police Community Support Officer Ryan Welby with Billy Sutton, of Hastings Motorcycle Centre. Picture courtesy of Sussex Police

Sussex Police, Hastings Borough Council and Hastings Motorcycle Centre have teamed up in a bid to prevent motorbikes being stolen across the town.

Last year, owners of mopeds and scooters up to 50cc were given the chance to buy a heavily-discounted padlock chain.

This year a similar offer has been extended to owners of motorbikes up to 400cc.

A total of five Sword Chain and Blaster Padlocks, usually costing £39.99 each, are available for just £5 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anyone interested should go to the front office at Hastings Police Station in Bohemia Road, St Leonards, taking with them their V5 document, certificate of insurance and driving licence.

A voucher will be given to exchange at Hastings Motorcycle Centre in Beaconsfield Road, Hastings.

The front office is open from Monday to Saturday, between 9am and 8pm.

Sergeant Vikkie Ambrose, from Hastings Neighbourhood Police Team, said: “By offering these discounted padlock chains we are encouraging owners to secure their motorbikes, thus making them less attractive to would-be thieves.

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