Check what you’re locking your bike to! In many instances your lock will be stronger than the railing it’s being locked to. In the past month or so we’ve been hearing reports of ‘pre-cut’ bike locking bays.
Thieves have been vandalising bike lockups, then taping over the cut so unsuspecting cyclists don’t notice the weakness. Don’t be a victim! Check stickers / tape on the railings you’re locking your bike to aren’t covering up gaps cut into the tube / railing.