‘WE MUST TRUST PO­LICE TO DO THE RIGHT THING’

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The room had been full of ex­cited chat­ter as eight bik­ers banged on about how bril­liant mo­tor­cy­cles are.

And then con­ver­sa­tion turned to bike theft. One guy re­counted a par­tic­u­larly har­row­ing tale of hav­ing his pride and joy stolen. There was al­most a tear in his eye as he re­called events. The lis­ten­ers, shouty and ex­u­ber­ant just mo­ments be­fore, hung their heads in rev­er­ence. Ev­ery­one had sim­i­lar stories to tell.

I’ve had three bikes stolen and could re­late to the de­spair hang­ing over the gath­ered group of MCN read­ers, asked to share views on their bik­ing lives. So when the con­ver­sa­tion turned to what should be done about those who seem so happy to de­prive us of our bikes, things got a lit­tle heated and the lan­guage colour­ful. That gath­er­ing would no doubt have ap­proved of the tough ac­tion po­lice are now tak­ing (see page 10). These of­fi­cers don’t re­ally want to be caus­ing ac­ci­dents, but they’ve been left with lit­tle choice. Surely we need to trust those bet­ter­trained, bet­ter-placed and bet­ter-in­formed to make spur-of-the-mo­ment de­ci­sions when try­ing to up­hold the law?

ANDY CALTON

FROM THE EDI­TOR

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