Cycle safety campaign

Hundreds of police took to London's most dangerous junctions today to launch a cycle safety campaign designed to save lives.

Across the capital officers handed out penalty notices to cyclists and motorists, as well as offering advice on how to make their journeys safer.

The rush-hour operation is a direct response to an recent increase in accidents - which saw six cyclists killed in just two weeks.

Piers Hopkirk reports.

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Operation to cut cycle deaths

More than 6,000 police officers have been deployed to busy road junctions across London today, in a special operation aimed at cutting the number of cycling deaths. It follows a recent wave of fatal crashes in the capital.