Police: Bike marking

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30 May 2012

Police holding free bike marking events in Woking

Officers from the Woking Safer Neighbourhood Team will be holding a number of free bike marking and registering events in the borough next month.

With the summer approaching and many residents getting their bicycles out again, neighbourhood officers in Woking have organised several crime prevention stalls over the coming weeks at which cyclists will be able to pick up helpful security tips and get their bikes registered on a national database.

The crime prevention stalls are being held on the following dates:

· Thursday, 7 June, from 3pm to 6pm at Wishbone Way, Goldsworth Park (next to Goldwater Lodge).

· Saturday, 9 June, from 12noon to 3pm at Wishbone Way, Goldsworth Park (next to Goldwater Lodge).

· Saturday, 9 June, from 4pm to 7pm at the front entrance to Sainsbury’s supermarket, Redding Way, Knaphill.

· Wednesday, 13 June, from 4pm to 7pm at Brookwood Train Station.

PC Emma Barrett, Neighbourhood Specialist Officer for Goldsworth Park, said: “We do tend to see an increase in bike thefts over the summer months, simply because more people are out and about using them. An issue we have is that when we recover stolen or lost bikes we can have issues with identifying and returning them to their rightful owner.

“I would encourage residents to come along to one of these stalls to pick up useful advice to help prevent you from becoming a victim of crime in the first place. We will also be marking and registering bikes so that if the worst does happen and your bike is lost or stolen then your details will be stored on a database used by forces across the country. All you need to have is an email address and once set up you will also be able to log other property at home with a bar code such as laptops and mobile phones.”

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For more information call the Surrey Police Fast-time Communications Office on 01483 632000 or email: fast-timecommunications@surrey.police.uk

For up-to-date news see our website at www.surrey.police.uk

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