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« on: August 05, 2019, 11:25:24 am »

From Swindon Advertiser

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The number of reported thefts from Swindon station increased five-fold between 2016 and 2019, from three in 2016/17 to 16 last year.

At Trowbridge station, bike thefts rose from four in 2016/17 to 16 in 2018/19, according to BTP figures analysed by the BBC.

Chippenham saw the smallest increase in reports of station bike thefts, from two to five.

A spokeswoman for British Transport Police said: “Unfortunately, bicycles remain a popular target for opportunistic thieves and British Transport Police works closely with train operating companies to improve security at cycle storage facilities throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

“To help prevent crime, we urge cyclists to invest in good quality D-locks and ensure their bikes are securely marked and registered at www.bikeregister.com.

“Getting your cycle registered helps police trace recovered cycles and return them to their owners.  Additionally, it makes your property less appealing to would-be thieves.”

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