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Villager’s act of kindness stolen within a week

 Published on: 28th May 2019   |   By: Court Reporter   |   Category: Uncategorized

A keen cycling enthusiast’s act of kindness in securing a bike pump to a skate park was in vain after it was stolen last month. 

Abbots Langley resident Will Sharp locked a bike pump to the railings to the new skate park at Manor House Grounds on May 10 so that users can fill their tyres with air.

He has since told AbbotsNews it only lasted about a week before getting removed.

Will said: “Haha yeah about a week ago! Lasted a little while though to be fair, I didn’t really secure it properly because it was a bit awkward with the lock/shape of the pump. I’m not surprised it was easy to get out of the lock it wasn’t really the ideal type.”

When Will posted the news on the Abbots Langley Matters Facebook group, he was applauded but people had their doubts on how long it will last. 

His post read: “I’ve seen a lot of kids with barely any air in their tyres past couple weeks. Just begging for punctures so hopefully it doesn’t get stolen/broken for at least a little while.”

Will has said he will attach another bike pump soon and secure it with metal cable ties. 

The skate park was officially opened on May 24 with a skateboarding workshop set up by ABC Skateboarding and Three Rivers Leisure.

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