Posted on 19th November 2018
Officers from our Allestree and Darley Safer Neighbourhood Team are offering residents of Derby and students at the University of Derby, the opportunity to have their bikes marked and registered for free.
The drop-in event is being held tomorrow, Tuesday, November 20, outside the Atrium at the university campus on Kedleston Road and is part of the Cycle Secure Derby initiative, a partnership between Derby City Council and Derbyshire police to tackle cycle crime in the city.
Cyclist will be given a kit which works by marking the bike with a unique code linked to the owner’s details on a secure database. If their cycle is stolen and subsequently found, police can use this code to ensure the bike is returned to its rightful owner.
PCSO Ibrar Raffique from the team said: “Bike marking is important, as it acts as a visible deterrent to would-be thieves. It also makes it easier for the bike, when found, to be returned to its rightful owner and helps us to secure a successful prosecution against thieves.
“I would therefore encourage anyone with a bike, or who uses a cycle in the city, to come along on and have it marked and registered. This marking would normally cost more than £12 however with our partnership with the council and BikeRegister, we are able to offer it for free.”
The team will be at the campus between 9am and 3.30pm. Anyone attending to have their cycle marked should bring with them some form of identification.
For further information contact the team on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
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