VIDEO: Boston bike rack 'Good Samaritans' to receive official recognition
Four lads who were caught on CCTV fixing a bent bike rack in Boston after a night out are to receive official recognition for their 'Good Samaritan' act.
Two of the four have already been congratulated by Mayor Councillor Paul Kenny and CCTV and community safety portfolio holder Councillor Stephen Woodliffe.
Cllr Woodliffe, who met Dean Mason,23 and Martin Griggs, 24, earlier today, remembered teaching both of them maths at Boston Grammar School.
CCTV footage of the men unbending the damaged bike rack in South Street, just off the Market Place, went viral when it was released by Boston Borough Council.
He said such public-spirited action demonstrated that young people in the town did good things and they had made him very proud.
Cllr Kenny said he wanted to reward their actions and would consider suitable recognition for Dean and Martin and their friends, Simon McMillan, 23, and Dan Butler, also 23.
The group were caught on camera at 3am wrestling with the stand for 13 minutes to straighten it, taking great care to be sure, once they got it moving, that they got it perfectly upright.
They then gave each other high-fives and shook hands.
Dean said: “I think we did a good job. I suppose the CCTV people and the police are more used to seeing people causing damage – especially after a night out.”
Martin added: “It’s been unreal since the film went out – we’ve had Facebook messages and emails and loads of high-fives.”