Police issue advice to reduce bicycle thefts

Police are asking Manx residents not to leave bicycles unlocked as part of a campaign to reduce theft.

The Isle of Man Constabulary warns bikes are easy target for thieves and vandals.

Officers say simple steps like using a bicycle lock and ensuring bikes aren't left somewhere they can be seen will deter thieves.

Having a security mark on the frame of the bicycle and keeping a clear colour photo of the bike could help recover the bike if it is taken.