POLICE in central Birmingham are advising cyclists to be extra vigilant following a spate of bike thefts around the city.

The thefts include 43 bikes in the city centre over the past two weeks where offenders have stolen insecure bikes and a number of thefts from back gardens in Ladywood and Soho. Officers are urging cyclists to keep their bikes secure by remembering to lock them securely to a solid, object like lamp posts.

Two locks should be used where possible and bikes should be securely marked to enable police to return stolen bikes to their owners

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