Police cycle security team mark 1,000th bicycle

The 1000th bicycle has been tagged by the police off-road cycle team. Front row left rto right: Daniel Kenyon, team mascot Diesel the dog and Jessica Weekes. Back row left to right: PCSO Suzy Ashford, Special Sergeant David Kingsnorth and Special Constable Owen Mason.
The 1000th bicycle has been tagged by the police off-road cycle team. Front row left rto right: Daniel Kenyon, team mascot Diesel the dog and Jessica Weekes. Back row left to right: PCSO Suzy Ashford, Special Sergeant David Kingsnorth and Special Constable Owen Mason.

POLICE have security coded their 1,000th bicycle this year as they clamp down on bike thieves.

Safer Neighbourhood Teams from Forest Heath and Thetford have been carrying out security marking for cyclists as police try to cut down on bike thefts.

As well as individual thefts, thieves have stolen bikes from the holiday village of Center Parcs and last year a police officer was nominated to specifically target this crime.

On Saturday the team were at the High Lodge visitor’s centre where they marked their 1000th bike, owned by four-year-old Daniel Kenyon.

Police Community Support Officer, Suzy Ashford, said that petty crimes like bike theft can be avoided if simple precautions are taken, such as getting your bike marked. The team will be on hand throughout the summer at various dates to meet cyclists and assist in crime prevention.

For more information visit www.safersuffolk.org.uk