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Stoke-on-Trent sees rise in bike thefts

There has been a number of bike thefts in Stoke-on-Trent recently, which could encourage more people to sign up to cycle insurance.

Staffs Live has reported that five bicycles have been taken from Staffordshire University's Stoke campus in the last week.

In addition to this, other locations that have been targeted include Stoke-on-Trent railway station and North Staffordshire Hospital.

Speaking with the news provider, university campus police officer PC Keither Emery said: "We're advising people to seek advice if unsure on how to keep their bike secure."

He recommended fitting d-locks on to the cycles to deter thieves and suggested storing bikes in varying locations so they do not know where to target.

Cyclists may be inclined to make sure their bicycle insurance is in place, as some of the bikes have been taken in Staffordshire have been worth more than £500.

This spate of thefts comes after a bike owner in Gaywood appealed to have his cycle returned, describing it as a "one-of-a-kind" to Lynn News.

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