Police launch bike crime clampdown


Published: Friday 13th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A rise in bicycle thefts in Beverley has sparked a new police initiative aimed at reducing such crimes.

Officials from the Neighbourhood Policing Team have teamed up with the town’s cycle shops plus the Beverley and Rural Community Partnership in a bid to raise awareness and prevent bike thefts.

The campaign aims to help owners make their bikes secure so they do not fall prey to thieves .

There has been a rise in bikes being stolen from sheds and public places in the town over the last few months.

And now Beverley Leisure Centre is staging a special event for the campaign.

This will encourage owners to register their bikes withimmobilise.com, a property registration site which is free to use.

This can be done on the day, while officials will also be giving crime prevention tips and cycle coding.

Marc McClarron is the PCSO whose endeavours over the past 12 months have helped various organisations come together to set up the initiative.

He said he is aiming to lower the number of bike theft victims through raising awareness of how criminals operate.

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Published: Friday 13th February 2015 by The News Editor

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