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Bike theft patrols stepped up

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has announced that it is to step up patrols in a bid to reduce bike theft in the area. High visibility patrols took place in Yate on November 7th after a recent spate of this type of crime, while criminal damage has also been on the rise. Neighbourhood inspector Andy Workman explained that Yate is usually … More

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Doncaster police issue security advice to cyclists

Cyclists in Yorkshire have been reminded of the importance of making sure they get their bikes security marked. Doncaster police explained this helps them to reunite owners with their models in the event of them becoming a victim of a theft. Speaking to the Doncaster Free Press, Sergeant Mark Hitchenor explained hundreds of stolen bikes are recovered by the force … More

Custom bicycles stolen from secure car park

An investigation has been launched after thousands of pounds worth of bicycles were stolen from a secure car park in the north-west of England. Police in Lancashire believe that the theft occurred on October 26th between 02:20 and 08:30 BST, with the bikes worth over £10,000 in total. A red, black and silver painted Raleigh carbon bike was taken from … More

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Police efforts cut cycle crime in Islington

Bike theft has been cut in Islington after a clampdown by local police. Project Cycle Ops was launched last October and saw British Transport Police and City of London police work with the Met Police and Transport for London to cut cycle crime. It was revealed that bike theft in Islington is down eight per cent on last year as … More

BBC screens bike theft investigation

An investigation into Midlands bike thefts has been screened by the BBC. The broadcaster found that almost 18,000 bikes were reported stolen in 2012 and only six per cent of them were returned to their owners. Research conducted for the BBC Inside Out West Midlands programme, which was shown last night (October 28th), indicated the actual number of stolen bikes … More

Cyclists offered free bike theft protection

Cyclists in Lancashire are being offered the chance to upgrade the protection of their bikes. Police in the region are coding bicycles free of charge in order to allow members of the public to make sure their valuables are protected and at less risk of being stolen. Sergeant Scott Archer, from the Lea Neighbourhood policing team, explained bike owners do … More

Bath Police launch cycle theft campaign

Avon and Somerset Police officers will be taking measures to help cyclists avoid becoming a victim of bike theft in a new clampdown. Officers will be looking for unlocked or inadequately-locked bikes and if they find any, they will be attaching crime prevention leaflets to increase awareness of cycle safety among owners. It was pointed out that bike theft in … More

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