31 August 2011 Police in Holt are running a cycle security event next week in an attempt to deter bicycle thefts in the area. To help pump start cyclists security a team of officers will be offering free cycle marking on Tuesday. Police will mark your bicycle with your home number and postcode with a property marking pen, making it less attractive to a thief and making it easier for police to reunite the bike back to the owner if it is stolen.
All cyclists will be offered free cycle security marking on Friday 9 September between 3.30pm and 5.30pm at Holt police station. Police are asking cyclists to take some simple crime prevention measures: Have a good quality lock for your bicycle D locks are often the most effective. Use a lock to secure the bike-stand, wheel rim and frame together making it more difficult for a thief to take Never leave your cycle unlocked in a public place – leaving your bicycle unattended even for a minute can mean it is gone when you return.
Find a suitable location to leave and secure your cycle dark alleys, drain-pipes and posts are all best avoided. Get your bike security marked by your local Safer Neighbourhood Team or crime prevention officer making it readily identifiable should it be recovered. Overnight, and if there is room, inside the home is the most secure location to store your bike.
Bikes kept in garages and sheds in particular should be properly secured. Members of the public are being asked to report any suspicious behaviour around bicycles for example where people are taking additional time to unlock a bicycle, to the police. To contact Holt Safer Neighbourhood Team call 0845 456 4567 or email email@example.com 1 .
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