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Bike marking event to be hosted in Gosforth

03 Aug 2017 16:00 PM

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Police will be on hand to offer bike marking to residents in Newcastle - after a spike in bike thefts in the city.

On Saturday lunchtime two neighbourhood officers will be in Gosforth central park to offer bike marking to local residents.

That means that when stolen bicycles are recovered by police they can be returned to their rightful owners.

PCSOs Shaun Cowan and Jonathan Dunn will be in the park between 10am and 1pm and can offer other crime prevention advice to cyclists.

The pair will also be joined by staff from M. Steels bicycle shop in South Gosforth who will be there to offer maintenence tips.

PCSO Dunn said: "This will be a great opportunity for residents to meet their local neighbourhood officers and get some useful crime prevention advice.

"Bike marking is a great way to ensure your property is safe and we would advise that all cyclists should take advantage of these types of events.

"We have had a spike int he report of bicycle thefts recently and this is one of many ways in which we are looking to tackle the problem.

"Staff from M. Steels will also be in the park so this could be your chance to speak to them about how to keep your bicycle in top condition.

"If you don't own a bicycle then pop down and say hello anyway so you can talk to us about the issues that concern you the most."

Crime prevention advice for cyclists can also be found on our website here: https://www.northumbria.police.uk/advice_and_information/crime_prevention/vehicle_security/safeguarding_your_cycle/