Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Caught you lads - doing a good deed

A group of young men were caught on CCTV fixing a damaged bike rack

A group of young men on a night out stunned a CCTV operator by showing their community spirit and fixing a damaged bike rack.

The five revellers had been queuing for kebabs outside a takeaway in Boston, Lincolnshire, at 3am when one of them spotted the thick metal hoop that had been bent out of place when a car reversed into it.

They were filmed by the council wrestling with the bike rack, which was almost on the ground, and bringing it into an upright position before celebrating with their friends with high fives.

It took them about 13 minutes to repair the bike station, which had been damaged some weeks before.

Peter Hunn, principal community safety officer at Boston Borough Council, said: "We recorded the whole sequence. At first two lads had a go and then encouraged others to help.

"At one point five were pushing and pulling. To look at the bike rack now you would hardly know it had been damaged.

"The night-time economy is not all about bad lads doing bad things."

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