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Free bike security etching event for cyclists in Osmaston

Posted on 7th January 2015

Cyclists are being urged to get their pedal cycle’s security marked at a police crime prevention event in Osmaston.

Officers will be at Holts on Nightingale Road in Osmaston neighbourhood on Saturday, January 10 between 1.30 – 3.00pm. 

PCSO Sean Pett from the Osmaston team said:” The etching kit has been kindly funded by the Council.  I will be there to mark the bikes and offer any crime prevention required.

Security marking bikes involves etching a code onto several parts of the bike and taking the contact details of the owner.

It means that, if a bike is stolen and later recovered, it is easier for officers to trace the person it belongs to and get it back to them.

Etching can also be a deterrent to thieves as, if they know a bike is etched, they are aware that police could prove they have stolen it.

To find out more, call Osmaston Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.

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