Not all young people on a drunken night out are trouble makers. Some are do-gooders. Outside a kebab shop in Boston after a evening’s drinking a few young guys decide to pull on wonky bike stand. What initially looks like a bunch vandals soon materialises as a band of public-spirited Good Samaritans. Caught on CCTV the group discussed tactics before spending nearly 13 minutes straightening up the metal hook. The rack, which had been left damaged for a few weeks after a car reversed into it, was supposed to be mended by Boston Borough Council. The young men stepped in before the council and all but fixed it.

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The council was surprised by their actions. Councilllor Stephen Woodliffe said that he found it “remarkable”. 

“Young people often get a bad press and this shows there are some who want to contribute to their society and do the right thing.”

These young men have also helped improve the image of a generation. “It shows young people acting in a very positive and constructive manner and show they have a good and responsible attitude to what’s happening in their town. Their actions were very public spirited and impressive.”

Boston Borough Council’s safety officer, Peter Hunn, added: “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.”