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Police scheme will help protect Brierley Hill cyclists from thieves
9:00am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
BRIERLEY Hill cyclists can take advantage of a free security marking service to deter thieves from stealing their wheels.
The Dudley local policing team will be joined by firefighters at Brierley Hill Community Fire Station and a group of local volunteers to carry out property marking on bicycles in the area.
They will be armed with UV marker pens, ready to write the owner’s postcode and house number on their bike, free of charge.
Sergeant Debbie Rowbotham, who is helping to co-ordinate the scheme, said: "This is an ideal opportunity for local people to get their bikes marked, especially if they have had a new bicycle, or are planning on buying one as a Christmas present.
"It is completely free, only takes a few minutes and all you need to do is contact one of our volunteers and make an appointment. Not only does property marking deter thefts, but if a bike is stolen it will help us locate it and return it to its rightful owner."
For more information about the initiative or for crime prevention advice, contact Sergeant Rowbotham on 101 or call Nick Lacey at Brierley Hill Community Fire Station on 0121 3807542 to book a marking appointment.
Bike owners can also get online and register their bike on www.immobilise.com, a national property register database.
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