Police confirm that nine bikes have been reported as stolen from the University grounds in just one week.
The statement was released on Twitter via the account @UniCopsSoton which is used to alert the student population of crimes, incidents and appeals in and around the University’s campuses. Though only nine bike thefts were mentioned, the tweet suggest that more may have gone unreported.
The number of bike thefts on campus has been relatively high, with police claiming that it is a significant problem at the moment. With large numbers of students using facilities such as Hartley Library during the exam period, the police are keen to alert students to the importance of bike security.
Using a D-Lock rather than a chain is advisable, because chains can be easily cut or broken. D-Locks are available to purchase in the SUSU shop as well as in local stores around Portswood and the City Center.
If your bike is stolen, contact police on 101.
The Wessex Scene will be bringing you more bike security and safety advice in the new term.