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Long Eaton residents offered free bike marking

Posted on 10th April 2017
Alvaston bike marking

Our officers from the Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team are offering residents of the town free bike marking. 

This will be available on Wednesday, April 12 between 11am and 1pm at the market on the High Street. 

Officers will be teaming up with our Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) to offer the crime prevention kit, which would normally cost £12, free of charge.  The kit works by marking the bike with a unique code, which is linked to the owner’s details on a secure database. If the cycle is stolen and subsequently found, we can use this code to ensure the bike is returned back to its rightful owner. 

PCSO Heidi Andrews 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. 

“With it being the school Easter holidays I would encourage as many people as possible to come and join us on the High Street to have their bikes marked.” 

Anyone attending to have their cycle marked should bring with them some form of identification. 

For further information contact the Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.

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