'Scan and go' bike left high and dry in Sheffield hedge

Photo: South Yorkshire PolicePhoto: South Yorkshire Police
Photo: South Yorkshire Police
They have been left on roundabouts, suspended from trees and even set on fire.

And now, one has been spotted in a hedge.

Sheffield's 1,000 strong fleet of 'scan and go' hireable yellow bikes are certainly getting about a bit.

The Sheffield North East neighbourhood police team posted this picture to their Facebook page earlier this afternoon with the message 'new style flowers coming to a hedge near you'.

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South Yorkshire Police announced last month that they would no longer be rescuing vandalised bikes from the city's streets.The bikes - which are provided by company Ofo - can be hired for 50p for 30 minutes.

When the scheme launched in January the company said some level of misuse was 'inevitable'.

The firm employ a team of marshals to rescue bikes which have been left outside the allotted area.

When one was left in a tree on Hunter's Bar roundabout last month, the company said it was retrieved within half an hour.