Wheelie great way to police the Suttons

BIKE PATROLS: PCSOs Toni Cardillo (left) and Fylippa Bennet with district councillors Chris Brewis (second left) and Michael Booth. SG050215-103TW
BIKE PATROLS: PCSOs Toni Cardillo (left) and Fylippa Bennet with district councillors Chris Brewis (second left) and Michael Booth. SG050215-103TW

District councillors in Sutton Bridge and Long Sutton have given police a helping hand to cover more of their patch – by buying two bikes from their designated ward budgets.

Councillors Chris Brewis and Michael Booth each gave £300 for a bike to be stationed in the police office at The Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge, and councillors Simon Booth, Andy Tennant and David Wilkinson each donated £200 for a bike to be based at Long Sutton Fire Station.

Coun Booth said: “They are fantastic cycles. They are fitted with hold-alls, which have first aid equipment and water if the PCSOs come across anybody who needs assistance. The bikes also have punctureless tyres.”

Police sergeant Gareth Boxall said: “The use of a police bike is a brilliant way of us being visible to as much of the community as possible but still approachable and easily accessible.

“I would ask everyone living in the area to keep an eye out for the PCSOs on their bikes – they will happily stop and speak with anyone who might have a problem or a concern to discuss.”

PCSO Toni Cardillo will pedal around Sutton Bridge while colleague Fylippa Bennett looks after Long Sutton.