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Motorbike crime crackdown moves into top gear

As part of a pan-London crackdown on motorcycle theft, the City of London Police will be holding days of action from Monday (20th April) to target motorbike crime throughout the City with the message to motorcyclists ‘Is your motorcycle a target for thieves? Secure it, don’t lose it’.  

The theft of motorcycles, from scooters to high-powered superbikes, is on the increase across the capital.  Driving down motorbike crime is one of the force’s key policing priorities; last year alone, over 9,500 bikes with a total value estimated to be over £28 million, were stolen across London.  The recent jeweller’s robbery in Liverpool Street was just one example of a growing trend where motorbikes are stolen to commit further crimes. 

As part of the days of action, teams of officers and police staff will be targeting the motorcycle parking bays in the City from Monday and engaging with motorcyclists. 

A/Det Insp Kelly Schonhage said:”We are appealing to all motorcycle users to protect their property and help us to spread the word.  We will be using this opportunity to survey our motorbike users about the security they use/would use and looking to obtain their details to enable us to circulate information to them.”  

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