Bike marking to keep thieves at bay
Dated: 02 Apr 2012
Police and partners have teamed up to offer free bike marking sessions in the borough.
South Tyneside cyclists are being urged to take advantage of the event, hosted by police and South Tyneside Council, to deter thieves.
Not only will bikes be marked, details, such as make, model, colour and serial number will be recorded and saved into a database.
If a bike is then lost or stolen, there's a greater chance it can be returned. Crime prevention advice will also be given out at the sessions.
The event comes as part of the Northumbria Police month-long crackdown on burglary throughout April.
Acting Neighbourhood Inspector Nick Gjorven said: "I'd urge people to take advantage of the sessions as bike marking not only acts as a deterrent to thieves, it can also see lost or stolen cycles returned to their rightful owner if we do recover them.
"I'd also urge people not to leave their bike unattended, even for just a few minutes and that cycle locks are used as a security device."
The sessions will take place between 1pm and 3pm on:
- Tuesday, April 3, at The Amphitheatre, South Shields
- Thursday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 11, at Bents Park, South Shields
Crime prevention advice is available by followng the link: