Solicitor David Bailey had his £1,000 mountain bike stolen by thieves who first removed the saddle so he could not ride it home, then returned at night to cut through the bike’s heavy-duty lock and chain.
Despite the crime taking place in full view of police-controlled CCTV cameras in Old Steine, Mr Bailey claims police have refused to review the tape.Well, of course they have. Good grief man, don't you realise they have Facebook & Twitter to monitor? They don't have time for stuff like theft!
The force said using staff time to watch the tape covering the 7pm to 8am window during which the crime took place was “not proportionate to the nature of the offence.”Quite right. It's not like these thieves are committing the heinous crime of....errr....driving around?
Wait, do you want footage or don't you? Can't you make up your minds?