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Property marking event held at the Staiths

10 Feb 2015 16:27 PM

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Police run property marking event at the Staiths.

Officers from Gateshead held a property marking event at the Staiths Estate in Dunston on Sunday, February 8.

PCSOs Colin Wilson and Sean Routledge-Cole security marked 15 bikes during the event and offered crime prevention advice to a number of residents from the estate.

The event went down really well with local people and officers are planning more events over the summer.

PCSO Colin Wilson said: "The Staiths is the ideal location for us to hold these kinds of events. It's on a busy cycle route so people can call in and speak to us and have their bikes marked and the new cafe is the perfect place for us to meet with local residents and pass on crime prevention advice.

"I'd like to thank Mark and Suzanne for allowing us to use the cafe car park to hold the event and we plan on coming back and running more events this summer."

When officers mark the property they advise people to sign up to the free property registering website www.immobilise.com.

Immobilise is the world's largest register of property where members of the public can register their valuables – anything such as mobile phones, bikes, tools, electrical and gardening equipment. It's free to register and takes just a few minutes to sign up, and means if property is stolen and later recovered, it can be returned to the rightful owner.

Ownership details can be viewed by police across the country on the National Mobile Property Register (NMPR), which allows officers to check a recovered item and instantly find the owner. It also helps to instantly establish if the person in possession is committing a crime.

For further crime prevention advice visit http://www.northumbria.police.uk/vehiclesecurity

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