More Spalding police on the beat – on bikes

Coun Gary Taylor hands over six new police bikes to make eight altogether. From left ' Sgt Stuart Hurst, PCSO Ryan Ellis, PC Dave Doe, PC Colin Abbotts, PC Louise Rowley, PCSO Sally Pusey, PC Rachel Forster, PC Paul Coupland.
Coun Gary Taylor hands over six new police bikes to make eight altogether. From left ' Sgt Stuart Hurst, PCSO Ryan Ellis, PC Dave Doe, PC Colin Abbotts, PC Louise Rowley, PCSO Sally Pusey, PC Rachel Forster, PC Paul Coupland.
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Police officers are using pedal power to patrol Spalding, thanks to the delivery of six new bicycles.

South Holland district councillor Gary Taylor paid for the bicycles with £2,000 of his designated member budget.

An official handover took place outside the police station in Westlode Street yesterday afternoon.

Coun Taylor said: “Although Spalding is a low-crime area, the public often tell me they would like to see more police patrolling the streets. This has been a fast way of of delivering what the public wants.”

Insp Chris Davison, of Spalding police, said: “I am delighted to accept the most generous provision of these all-purpose bikes for our officers. They enable us to be able to quickly reach all areas of the town, no matter what the traffic conditions.”