Posted on 23rd April 2013
Cyclists and scooter riders dashed down to have their kit security marked at a Fairfield fund-raiser.
Officers from Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team offered a free security etching service at the area’s youth centre on Saturday, April 20.
More than 40 scooters and 10 bikes were marked with unique codes, meaning that if they are stolen and recovered, they can be returned to their proper owners quickly.
Police also offered a new type of security mark called Bike Register, which is a UV fluid containing microscopic dots with a unique code on.
PCSO Michaela Daniels, from Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The response we had on the day was brilliant and it was pleasing to see cyclists and scooter riders taking security seriously.
“Hundreds of people turned out to the fun day and that helped us get the crime prevention message across to a wide audience.
“It doesn’t take long to have your bike etched and that can help us return it to you if it is stolen, meaning you may be able to avoid a lot of hassle and distress by taking such a simple step.
“We’ll be holding more of these events in the future as part of our campaign to put the brakes on theft in Fairfield.”
The fun day, held at the Victoria Park Road youth centre and the surrounding area, was a community fund-raiser, with money raised going towards a project to build a new skate park for local youngsters.
Officers from Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team have been involved in the early planning of that project, which will act as a constructive activity for local children to engage in.
For more information, call the team on 101.