King’s Cross St Pancras has emerged as the worst Tube station for pickpocketing in figures which show that passengers in London have suffered nearly 4,000 thefts in a year.

The statistics, obtained from the Met under the Freedom of Information Act, show 215 pickpocketing crimes at the station between the start of February 2015 and the end of January this year. That puts it just ahead of Oxford Circus, which saw 195 thefts, as the station with the most thefts.

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