Warning over online bike theft

People looking to buy bikes online are being warned against using uncontrolled sites. London Cycling Campaign says bikes are often stolen and posted to be sold on websites.

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'2,000 fewer bike thefts' since start of crackdown

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

Source: TfL

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