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Oxford station users get tips on beating bike thieves
2:10pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
EFFORTS to cut bicycle thefts at Oxford railway station continued last week with a cycle surgery.
British Transport Police (BTP) officers offered safety advice and tagged bikes at the station on Wednesday following a recent spate of thefts.
The unique branding makes bicycles easier to identify in cases of theft.
Sgt Stephen Reay, from BTP’s team based at Oxford station – pictured with bike owner Georgia Cole – said: “In January we only received one report of a bike being stolen from the station but in February we had three.
“Officers have been carrying out hard work to crack down on cycle theft.
“Patrols have been stepped up and we regularly speak to commuters, giving out crime prevention advice to cyclists on how to avoid becoming a victim of theft.
“Events like this are always popular among commuters and we hope to hold another at the station in the near future.”