Police refuse to collect vandalised Sheffield Ofo bikes

Police in Sheffield have said they will refuse to collect any more of the city’s new shared Ofo bikes which have been dumped and vandalised.

Manor and Arbourthorne Neighbourhood Police Team said on Facebook: “Bike shepherding isn’t in our job description.”

But according to Ofo no-one, including police, is expected to collect or move the yellow bikes.

Ofo is a dockless bike scheme launched in Sheffield on the 9th Jan 2018. The fleet of bright yellow bikes was brought to Sheffield by ofo and is the company’s first scheme in the north of England. From today, people will be able to download a free app to locate and unlock a nearby bike, which then charges 50p per half hour to use.

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