Posted on 22nd March 2017
Our officers from the Alvaston and Boulton Safer Neighbourhood Teams are offering free bike marking.
The offer is being made at an event being held at Noel Baker School, Bracknell Drive, Alvaston, Derby this Friday, March 24.
Pupils of the school and residents of the area have the opportunity to have their cycles marked and registered for free. The offer is part of the Cycle Secure Derby initiative, a partnership between Derby City Council and Derbyshire police to tackle cycle crime in the city.
The kit, which would normally cost £12, works by marking the bike with a unique code, which is linked to the owner’s details on a secure database. If their cycle is stolen and subsequently found, we can use this code to ensure the bike is returned back to its rightful owner.
PCSO Tom Langley from the team said: “Bike marking is important, as it acts as a deterrent to would-be thieves. It also makes it easier for the bike to be found, returned to its rightful owner and helps to secure a successful prosecution against thieves. I would therefore encourage pupils or indeed anyone with or who uses a cycle in the city to come along to the event.”
The team will be at the school between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
Anyone attending to have their cycle marked should bring with them some form of identification.
For further information contact the Alvaston Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.
You can also follow the teams activities on Twitter @AlvastonSNT