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Do you know these men? Gallery of images released after spate of bike thefts across Manchester

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Do you know these men? We’d like to speak to them in connection with the theft of a number of bikes from train stations across Manchester. They were stolen over a three month period between May and July this year.
Inspector Michelle Wedderburn said: “Sadly bikes can be a popular target for thieves but there are lots of things people can do to make sure their property is adequately marked and secured.

“It’s important to remember to register your bike and ensure a solid lock is used to secure it. If a bike is adequately marked, it makes it much easier to identify and therefore helps reduce the risk of becoming a victim of bike theft.

”BTP officers regularly conduct cycle crime awareness surgeries at stations across the North West to offer crime prevention advice and mark bikes. Follow our twitter account @BTPGtrMcr for further details of these events.
“We also target stations with covert and overt policing operations to catch would-be offenders in the act and CCTV provides a great tool to identify those we don’t catch red handed.

“We will continue to work closely with train operating companies to tackle cycle crime.”

Anyone with any information about the incidents or who recognises the people pictured in the images should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 167 of 2 October and the image number.

Picture 1-Wilmslow station 06/07/2017
Picture 2-Between Manchester Victoria and Castleton Railway Station 30/05/17.
Picture3-Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station 13/07/17 between 12:15 and 18:40
Picture 4-Wilmslow Railway Station 09/07/17
Picture 5-Wilmslow Railway Station 03/07/17
Picture 6-Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station 06/06/17 at 11:17
Picture 7-Between Manchester and Oxford Road Railway Stations, the suspect is believed to have taken the bike off the train at Deansgate Station 22/05/17
Picture 8- Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station 27/07/17 at 05:05 hours
Picture 9- Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station 16/05/17 between 06:45 and 19:30 hours
Picture 10- Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station 07/05/17

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