Leeds Police & City Council Team Up To Combat Bike Crime24 Feb 2022
Officers from West Yorkshire Police in Leeds have teamed up with Leeds City council in a joint initiative to encourage cycling and combat cycle crime in and around the city.
The initiative, funded by Active Travel Fund, will enable more than 3,000 cyclists across the city to security mark their bike and register their details on the National Cycle Database run by BikeRegister.
Cycle information and security events are being arranged all over the Leeds area where the service will be supplied to residents of Leeds free of charge. Some local schools are also involved.
Paul Denison from West Yorkshire Police Crime Prevention said: “Security marking in general plays an important role in reducing crime, making items difficult to sell on and increasing the chances of property being returned to owners.
“These cycle crime prevention events are increasingly popular, and I would urge anyone who owns a bike to get to one.”
Carrine Thompson-Green from Leeds City Council said: “We are really looking forward to working in collaboration with the Police in delivering bike registration across Leeds. It’s a fantastic scheme and we hope people will take advantage and cycle more.”
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