Beware of Bike Thieves at Stations

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Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) are reminding commuters who cycle to and from railway stations to ensure their cycles and locks are as secure as possible as efforts continue to deter thieves who target bikes locked at stations.

There are cycle racks at many local stations, including Worcester Foregate Street.

Unfortunately, cyclists who leave their bikes at stations for long periods of time can find themselves the victims of theft - but Chris Basey of the BTP said: “I cannot highlight strongly enough the importance of using a good quality D-lock to secure your cycle and also to lock both wheels as well as your frame. It will act as a deterrent to thieves and reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime.

“Don’t use poor quality wire locks which are easy to snap.”

In the meantime, BTP is stepping up the number of plain clothes patrols around the UK and working with train operators to conduct security patrols and improve CCTV at locations where cycle racks are in place.

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6:34pm Wed 25 Jun 14

i-cycle says...

For advice on how best to prevent bike theft have a look at www.pushbikecampaign
.org
For advice on how best to prevent bike theft have a look at www.pushbikecampaign .org i-cycle
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8:24pm Wed 25 Jun 14

worcestersfinest says...

Get some cameras over the bike racks, it's probably skagheads up to their usual dirty work!!
Get some cameras over the bike racks, it's probably skagheads up to their usual dirty work!! worcestersfinest
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