New Year, New Bike: Make Sure It’s Marked And Registered10 Jan 2020
In a concerted drive to protect bikes from theft that were bought or received over the Christmas period, police were out in force in the New Year armed with bike marking kits.
Cheshire Constabulary held a bike marking event at Helsby High School in Frodsham. Officers marked pupils’ bikes and encouraged those who received bikes for Christmas to come along.
Proving there is a high demand for the service, a similar event was held on playing fields in Hough Green where 40 bikes were marked.
Meanwhile, Widnes Police welcomed residents from Farnworth and Birchfield to The Bridewell, an ancient building dating back to 1100 AD. Officers marked over 30 bikes in just one session, making lots of happy customers.
In North Somerset, residents were also given the chance to get their Christmas bikes marked by Avon & Somerset Police and get the details registered on BikeRegister. Events were held at local supermarkets where residents were able to speak to officers about other security concerns.
PC Jason Way said: “Having a bike frame security marked will often deter opportunist thieves. It certainly helps us return stolen bikes to their owners.
“We’re sure many children and adults have had new bikes for Christmas, some quite expensive, so it makes sense to have them security marked.”
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