Cheltenham Police Hope to Get Cyclists Back on Their Bikes

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Cheltenham Police Hope to Get Cyclists Back on Their Bikes

Cheltenham Town Centre are hoping to get cyclists back their bikes this weekend by reuniting owners stolen bicycles at the Police Station on Lansdown Road this Saturday, January 12, between 9am and 2pm.

It is an opportunity for anyone who has had their bike stolen recently to come and view the ones that have been recovered by police.

Police Community Support Officer Kim Graham organises the events, he said: “We run these viewings on a regular basis and often have some really good results.  It is worth popping along as there is a chance you could get your stolen bicycle back.

Anyone wanting to attend must bring their crime letter with them.  All those who have reported their bike stolen will have received a letter with a unique crime number on it.

Officers will be offering security marking and crime prevention advice as well as encouraging cyclists to register their bikes on immobilise.

“If you’ve had a new bike for Christmas then why not come along to the station and we’ll mark it for you and help show you how to register it – this will make it a lot easier for us to return it to you if it does get lots or is stolen,” added PCSO Graham.

At www.immobilise.com, you can create a free, private and secure portfolio of all of your personal property and adds the items to the National Mobile Property Register (NMPR).

If the bike, or registered item, is then lost or stolen the website can be used to tell the police, your insurer and the second-hand trade to assist in recovering your property and catch the thief.

For further information on NMPR or other crime reduction advice please visit the constabulary website at www.gloucestershire.police.uk and go to the Crime Reduction pages.

For further information on the work of Cheltenham South Local Policing Team please visit the Constabulary website at www.gloucestershire.police.uk and go to the local policing pages.

Posted : 10/01/2013 08:06:17

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