CCTV footage of bike thieves in north London
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Thefts on bikes triple in London in two years

The number of thefts carried out on bicycles has tripled in the past two years, BBC London has learned.

Metropolitan Police figures show there were 3,754 reported snatchings in the capital last year, up from 1,214 thefts in 2010.

The figures, released in a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, relate to the number of reported crimes where the thief was riding a bicycle.

BBC London's Noel Titheradge talks to theft victim Emily Mottram, Det Chf Insp Bob Mahoney and Rachel Griffin of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

  • 04 Apr 2013