Police to carry out patrols at Fratton and Havant train stations to deter bike thieves

British Transport Police are carrying out patrols at train stations to deter thieves

British Transport Police are carrying out patrols at train stations to deter thieves

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OFFICERS from British Transport Police will be at train stations in Havant and Fratton this week to deter cycle thieves and reinforce safety messages about locking bikes securely.

The high visibility patrols are also happening at Chichester.

British Transport Police recently launched a new campaign in conjunction with Bike Register called Lock It Mark It. The campaign aims to educate passengers about the importance of securely locking bikes when they are left at stations. Inspector Adam McEvoy said: ‘Over the past few years we have seen a steady increase in passengers using cycles to travel to and from railway stations.

‘Unfortunately this has also provided increased opportunities for thieves, due to cycles being relatively easy to steal and dispose of.’

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