Lock Down On School Bike Thefts30 Jan 2018
Police in Norfolk have launched a project to prevent secondary school children becoming victims of bicycle theft.
The Safer Schools Partnership is rolling out a new BikeRegister scheme at high schools across the county following an increase in opportunistic bicycle thefts on schools grounds.
Officers within the Safer Schools Partnership have been trained to mark the bicycles and sign individuals up to the BikeRegister website – the national cycle database which flags a bike up as stolen and increases the chance of it being reunited with its owner.
PC Garry Hoadley from the Safer Schools Partnership said: “It’s hoped this initiative will deter opportunistic thieves and save young people from the inconvenience and financial implications of having their bike stolen.
“By signing up to BikeRegister the students will be helping the police ensure stolen bikes can be returned to their rightful owners, as well as securing convictions against those who commit this kind of crime.”
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