A couple of interesting things for me in this. The first is that this serves as yet another reminder that locking up right is always important. The second appeals to the libertarian in me and involves the nearly ubiquitous CCTV cameras that the UK is known for:
Asked if there was CCTV in the area, (a police spokesman) said: "That's not something we would discuss on the theft of a bike."
So they won't even look at the cameras (if there were any there)? One more reason for me to dislike 'em.