Bike marking in March

POLICE in March are urging cyclists to help ward off thieves by getting their bikes marked.

Officers and partner agencies are holding a free bike-marking event at Market Place, March between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday (July 27).

Information about online property registration database Immobilise will be handed out.

Registering property on the website allows police to quickly trace the owner if it is stolen and recovered.

Sergeant Sue Roe said: “By encouraging people to register their bikes on Immobilise we hope to stay ahead of the game and stop bike theft.

“Immobilise is simple to use and it only takes a couple of minutes to register your property.

“If a registered bike is stolen and then recovered, it is likely to be quickly reunited with its owner and police will have a better chance of prosecuting the thief.”

For more information visit www.immobilise.com