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Free security etching event for bicycles in Peartree

Posted on 25th August 2014

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

Officers from Peartree will be outside the Lidl Store at Southgate Retail Park on Normanton Road in Derby to etch bikes; the event will take place between 10am and 3pm on Friday, August 29.

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.

Neighbourhood Watch will also be on hand to provide crime prevention advice and bike owners will be able to purchase bike marking kits at this event at cost price.

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

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