Free bike marking event being held by police in Derby this weekend
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We are offering cyclists in Derby the opportunity to have their bikes security marked for free this weekend.
The event is being held on Dean’s Field, Darley Park, Derby between 11am and 2pm on Saturday, June 8.
The scheme 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, we can use this code to ensure the bike is returned to its rightful owner and prove it is stolen.
The marking by www.BikeRegister.com is usually £12 but is being offered free by our Safer Neighbourhood team.
PC Amy Hill, from the Safer Neighbourhood team in Mackworth, Allestree and Darley, said: “We have held several of these events and they have always proved popular.
“The scheme is a real deterrent to bike theft as it allows us to know that the bike is stolen and who it belongs to. There is nothing more frustrating for us to seize bikes from a suspected bike thief for us then not to be able to find their rightful owners and not be able to prove that they are stolen.”
Anyone attending to have their bike marked should bring with them some form of identification.
For further information contact us using any of the following the non-emergency contact methods:
- Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.