Lost and stolen devices at BBC

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Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of laptops, tablets and mobile phones were lost or stolen from the BBC in the past three years, official figures show.

A total of 785 devices have been lost during that period, according to data released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Since 2010, staff at the corporation have mislaid or reported stolen 399 laptops, 39 tablets and 347 mobile phones costing up to £761,100.

The statistics showed a sharp rise in the theft of laptops and tablet computers in the past three years. In 2010, 69 laptops were reported stolen but that figure had almost trebled by last year, to 195.