Two men charged over Lincoln bike theft

Two local men have been charged with the theft of a bike from Lincoln High Street.

Darren Hawley (32) of Cannon Street in Lincoln and Andrew Stephen Shucksmith (27) of The Parade in Cherry Willingham, have been charged in relation to the theft of a bike from the High Street on June 16.

Both have been released on police bail to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court on August 30.

Cyclists are being encouraged to ‘mark’ and ‘tag’ their bikes in an effort by Lincolnshire Police to reduce cycle theft in the city.

Marking bikes with an ultra-violet pen means that if stolen and found, bikes can be traced to their original owner. This is a free process and can be completed on the day.

A device called an Immobitag is used to tag bikes. Immobitags contain a radio frequency transmitter which emits a unique code.

If the bike is stolen, police officers can scan the bike and trace the bike to its registered owner. Immobitags can be purchased and fitted at the event for £4.50.

Lincolnshire Police are organising bike tagging events in Lincoln this Friday and Saturday too.