Bike thieves rake in £22m

Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

A BI­CY­CLE is now stolen ev­ery six min­utes af­ter the num­ber of bike thefts shot up 17% in three years.

A study found 250,000 bikes, worth £22mil­lion, had been stolen since 2015.

Cy­cle theft in Lon­don is in­creas­ing faster than any­where else, up 21% in the last three years.

East Lon­don is No1 bike theft hotspot, fol­lowed by Manch­ester, the Di­rect Line study showed.

Dar­ran Hull, of Di­rect Line, said: “Bike theft is dis­tress­ing and dis­rup­tive.”

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