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Thursday, 15 August marks the public launch of Operation Magnum, a British Transport Police (BTP) campaign to help rail passengers keep valuables safe from pickpockets, gadget-grabbers and luggage thieves.

As part of the initiative, officers have issued video clips to help the travelling public spot 13 of the most common tricks thieves use.

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