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ITV News has uncovered evidence that the website Gumtree is being routinely used to sell bikes stolen in London. One victim found SIX of his stolen bikes for sale online -- one even had his name printed on it.
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Sam Diamond, from classified ads site Gumtree, says there are more than 20,000 bikes on the site at the moment - and the vast majority are from genuine buyers and sellers.
Since the start of an initiative between TfL and police in October 2012:
- Bike thefts have fallen by 11% in London with more than 2,000 fewer offences
- The number of reported bike thefts from October 2012 to the end of August 2013 was 19,052
- That compares with 21,488 in 2012
- And, 20,411 in 2011 over the same time period
– Andrew Gilligan, Cycling Commissioner for London
Bike crime is coming down, we've got it down by 11.3% and what that means is we've recovered an awful lot of bikes that need to be reunited with their owners.
We're asking people to register their bikes so firstly we known they're stolen - we can prove they're stolen - and we can get them back to the owner.
The London Cycling Campaign has issued the following advice to avoid inadvertently buying stolen bikes online:
- Ask the seller where they got the bike
- Ask for identification, a landline phone number or a workplace email
- Ask for an original purchase receipt
- Expect a genuine photo of the actual bike, not a catalogue picture
- Ask for a receipt for the transaction with their signature and address (you may need it for identification purposes)
- Ask for a bike frame number, which can be checked against lists of stolen bikes
– London Cycling Campaign
"If an advert looks like it may not be genuine, and the seller doesn't have a credible story as to where they acquired the bike, walk away for your own good as well as everyone else's. Remember that meeting a dishonest seller carries a personal risk."
London Cycling Campaign is warning internet sites which don't require identification are becoming popular for thieves selling on bikes. Often, a thief won't post a real photo of the bike, and will expect a quick sale, often conducted by mobile phone and on a street corner or outside a pub.
Transport for London's Lost Property office has released a video showing a customer who was so pleased to have received his keys back that he composed a song to say thanks.
The video also features an accordion player playing the instrument he thought he'd lost for good.
Transport for London has announced plans to stop selling any paper season tickets for the tube. Travelcards that run for seven days or longer will have to be bought on Oyster cards from mid-September.