Hackney residents are being offered free bike security marking
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Residents can get their bikes security marked and registered for free this month in a bid to combat theft.
The security marking is a visible deterrent to bike thieves who will be arrested if they are caught in possession of a registered bike.
The Cycle Task Force and Hackney Safer Transport Teams will be holding marking in Hackney on Thursday (Jan 23) and January 30.
They will be offering the service at Broadway Market between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday.
They will also be marking bikes on January 30 on Mare Street between 4pm and 7pm.
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Supt Rob Revill, of Safer Transport Command, said: “We urge all cyclists to have their bicycle security marked and registered and in the last 12 months, police officers in London have marked over 40,000 bicycles for free to help Londoners keep their bike secure and lock thieves out.”
The number of bike thefts in London from October 2012 to September 2013 was 21,073.
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