Heatwave sparks rise in thefts

Police are urging people in the capital to be on the alert after a sharp rise in thefts.

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Heatwave sparks rise in mobile thefts

Heatwave has seen a rise in mobile phone thefts Credit: PA

A major crackdown on thieves who target people using mobile phones and other valuables is underway across the capital.

More than 7,500 officers are out in force across London's 32 boroughs after recording a sharp rise the number of offences during the heatwave.

Police have this morning been carrying out dawn raids targeting suspected thieves.

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