A tee-leaf nicks a bike but leaves some of it behind. Other tee-leaves come and nick the pedals, the handlebars and anything else that is removeable.

The frame remains attached to the bike stand. It makes it hard to put another bike on the stand and impossible to put two. It’s a hazard to pedestrians and a real pain in the neck.

For help and assistance in these circumstances ring Southwark Community Wardens. Taking a break from ticketing people cycling on the pavement, they have been tasked with dead bike removal.

To set them to work phone them on 0207 525 5846 or via www.southwark.gov.uk/keepingyousafe.