Cheshire Two-Day Bike-Marking Event25 Jul 2010
Almost 80 bikes were security marked at a police event aimed at tackling bike theft in Widnes, Cheshire.
Officers staged a two-day operation at Victoria Park, Widnes, where cyclists could bring their bikes and have them permanently marked free of charge using the BikeRegister system.
PCSOs Paul Mines and Emma Jones, of Widnes Neighbourhood Policing Unit, hosted the event, which was organised in conjunction with the Safer Halton Partnership.
PCSO Mines said: “Police and partners are committed to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in Widnes. Bicycle marking not only acts as a deterrent to would-be thieves, it is also a way of identifying a bike if it is stolen and later recovered.”
He added: “We recover many bikes, which we suspect are stolen, but are often unable to trace the owners as there are no security markings on them, making it very difficult for us as there is very little to go on. This is why we would urge as many people as possible to get their bicycle security marked.”
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