Police vow to tackle cycle security in city centre

POLICE officers in Portsmouth have promised to take extra steps to tackle bicycle crime in the city.

Thursday, 31st May 2018, 3:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 12:05 am
Acting Sgt Dan McGarrigle, left, and PCSO Hayden Alderson from the Project Stark team. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Hampshire Constabulary and Portsmouth City Council have joined forces to provide free security marking for bikes.

Each bike will be permanently marked with a unique code, and added to the national Bike Register database – making it easier for stolen bikes recovered by police to be returned to their owners.

Security marking will be offered for free on a first come, first served basis, with events at both the University of Portsmouth and Commercial Road taking place through to September.

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Portsmouth police will also be holding community engagement events with the Central and Project Stark teams – which will run alongside these dates.

The next event will be held on Wednesday, June 13 in Commercial Road.

For more information go to bikeregister.com.