The city of Wells is not a notorious crime hot-spot, but bad stuff still happens.
Clare and Alex had a little bike ride out on Sunday. While they were in Morrison's, near the Glastonbury roundabout, someone tried to steal Clare's bike, not noticing the chain. Frustrated, they then took a knife to the back tyre.
I retrieved Clare and her bike in the car.
This morning, the bike was ferried to the Bike Shop in town. The bike guy told us that over the last week, three bikes have been stolen from Halfords and the other day someone came into his very shop and walked out with one of his bikes.
I know this isn't Syria, but still ..