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Anti-crime warning as Richmond people get back on their bikes
Cyclists are being reminded to lock their bikes twice as spring approaches.
Police said cold weather played a part in the 29 per cent decrease in cycle crime since September last year.
But with drier and warmer weather hopefully on the way, they are now warning people who may be tempted to get back on their bikes to remain vigilant and lock up.
Detective Chief Inspector Debra Towns from Richmond police said there was a yearly seasonal trend of more cycle thefts from April onwards so urged people to think ahead and invest in a good lock.
Detective Inspector Andy Dunn from Richmond police said: “Richmond police are aware of criminals who seek to ruin others enjoyment by stealing bikes, therefore we have worked hard in partnership with Richmond Council to raise crime prevention awareness while at the same time catch those stealing bikes and recover property; these efforts will be maintained to reduce crime and protect our communities.”
For more advice and information, visit richmond.gov.uk and met.police.uk.