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Oxford police fine 162 cyclists riding without lights

Police officers speaking to cyclists in Oxford
Image caption Officer were on the streets of Oxford making sure cyclists were using lights

Oxford Police have issued 162 fixed penalties notices in three hours during their annual crackdown on cyclists riding without lights.

Officers were working in the city centre between 18:00 and 21:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Police said the numbers issued were comparable with previous years.

The £30 fines can be avoided by purchasing a set of lights and presenting the receipt at a police station within seven days.

Further checks will be carried out during the coming months.

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