Mark it... and help to stamp out bike crime

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AS PART of a police clampdown on cycle theft Market Rasen’s Neighbourhood Policing Team will be running a property marking event at the town’s Co-operative store on Tuesday, February 14.

Over the last three months 232 cycles have been have been stolen across the region – two were from the Market Rasen area.

PCSO Laura Ingham said: “We’d like to reassure the public that comparatively, with the rest of the areas highlighted, Market Rasen is not a hot spot for bike theft.

“However, two bikes being stolen in three months is still two bikes too many.”

In the West Lindsey area, the majority of bikes are stolen from insecure sheds.

PCSOs Neal Evans and Laura Ingham will be at the Co-op foyer marking cycles and property and giving out free UV pens and property marking kits from 8.30am to 10.30am

PCSO Ingham said: “As a police force, we regularly recover found cycles, but due to the lack of information when cycles are stolen, the vast majority of them are never identified or reunited with their owner.

“If you have a bike, we encourage you to make a note of the make, model and frame number – as well as postcoding it with a UV pen.”