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Cycle Safety Awareness Event

Ipswich officers will be holding a bicycle crime reduction event to help reduce bike thefts.

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The cycle safety awareness event is being held on Monday 12 October on Barrack Corner in Norwich Road from 4pm to 6pm. 

At the event bike owners will have the opportunity to get their bike marked, registered onto the Immobilise Property Register, receive a free reflective band and have a free cycle check carried out by the Suffolk County Council Cycle Safety Team.  

There are also a limited number of free LED mini cycle lights to be given away – when they’re gone they’re gone. Members of the safer neighbourhood team (SNT) will be on hand to offer advice about cycle safety and the law. 

To tackle the issue of bike thefts in Ipswich, active surveillance is being carried out by police and the Ipswich Borough Council CCTV team to identify offenders and monitor hot spots locations.  Officers have also been working with bike shops to encourage those who purchase a new bike to mark and register it.

The chances of getting your bike returned is greatly increased if you get it marked or registered, as it helps officers to identify owners.

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