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More than 30 cycles marked at Makeney crime prevention event

Posted on 4th September 2014

More than 30 bicycles have been security marked during a crime prevention event in Makeney.

Officers from the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team organised the event alongside the Holly Bush Inn and Big on Bikes of Little Eaton to help offer advice on safety and security to local cyclists.

The event took place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm on Thursday, August 28 at the car park of the Holly Bush Inn, on Bush Lane.

Each bike was security marked by the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and the details of the owner and bike put on the national Bike Register database.

Free cycle safety checks were also carried out by Big on Bikes, cycle repair and maintenance store based at Little Eaton.

PC Neil Hopwell said: “We marked a total of 32 bicycles during the event which we hope will not only make those cycles less attractive to a thief but if the bike is stolen and recovered by the police, then it can be easily identified and returned to its rightful owner.

“It was a really great event which also saw local cycle groups and enthusiasts come together, pick up support and advice and also have their bike checked over to see if it was safe and fully maintained.”

PC Hopwell added: “I would like to thank both the Holly Bush Inn and Big on Bikes for their support in setting up this event which we hope will have a positive impact for the local cycling community.”

To contact the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, the non emergency number for Derbyshire police, or email belper.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

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