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North Wales Police launches scheme to tackle bike theft

A SCHEME aimed at reducing bicycle thefts across the region was launched this week after an increase in the crime.

North Wales Police and community safety partnerships have joined forces with BikeRegister, the UK’s leading online bicycle identification and registration initiative, to help reduce thefts and identify stolen cycles in North Wales.

PC Hazel Goss MBE, from the North Wales Police Community Safety Team, said: “Bicycle theft has increased in North Wales over the last few months, probably due to the increasing popularity of expensive models and innovative ways of selling stolen goods online.

“We hope as many people as possible will take advantage of this opportunity to register their bicycles. Once registered, owners can go on to the BikeRegister website with their unique password and communicate with others.”

James Brown, sales director for BikeRegister, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with North Wales Police on this exciting initiative.

“Other schemes across the UK have played a huge part in reducing bicycle theft in areas which had literally been under siege by professional gangs of cycle thieves.”

To register, go to www.bikeregister.com.