CCTV image of bike theft from Wakefield Westgate station

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BTP officers would like to speak to the man pictured after a bike was stolen from Wakefield Westgate railway station.

The bike was secured in the station’s cycle rack when it was stolen.

PC Colin Steele said, “We would like to hear from anyone who recognises the man or who has been offered a bike in suspicious circumstances.

“If you know him, please contact us on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting 264 of 15/08/16.”

Keep you bike secure by following these tips:

•Get your bike security marked and register at www.Bikeregister.com. BTP regularly hold free marking events at stations- follow us on Twitter @btp_uk for the latest events.

•Record details of your bike, including the frame number and other distinguishing features and take a photo of it. This will be crucial in identifying and recovering your bike if it is stolen

•Use locks of gold ‘sold secure’ standard and use two different types, with at least one being a high quality D-lock. It takes thieves a few seconds to cut through poor quality locks - make it as difficult for them as possible.

•Always lock your bicycle whenever you leave it at a designated cycle rack area. Lock the frame and both wheels to a cycle stand.

•Make the lock(s) and bike hard to manoeuvre. Secure your bike as close to the stand as possible

•Take parts that are easy to remove with you, such as saddles or wheels or use secure skewers. Never leave computers of high value cycling gadgets on your bike

•Always lock your bike in a recognised secure cycle parking area that is well lit and covered by CCTV.

•If your bike is stolen please contact BTP on 0800 405040. Having your Bike Register number, a photo and any other details to hand may help us with our investigation.