Staff from the dedicated policing team in Ainsdale will be putting on special property registration and Bike registration session on Saturday, 10 January.

This will be held between 1-3pm at MeCycle on Station Road in Ainsdale.

The policing team are especially keen on registering pedal cycles and have a limited number of ImmobiTag devices to give away, which fit inside the frame of a bike and improve the chances of identifying its owner if taken. MeCycle are also offering free bike safety checks for anyone that comes on the day.

Inspector Jim Atherton, said: ” I am grateful of the support of the Ainsdale ward councillors who have provided funding to promote the initiative to local residents”

The session is part of an initiative being run to prevent the theft of bikes and other valuables like phones and computers. Officers will be assisting with registration of bicycles as well as all electrical items. These can include phones, laptops, iPods and gaming machines. We will be offering further security marking on the day as well as providing practical advice on crime prevention.

You can register your valuables for free today by simply following the links from the Merseyside Police website. If you don’t have internet access or are unsure what to do then pop along and the staff will assist. If you have already registered, we will check your property is on the NMPR database. This is a national database Police forces have access to 24/7. We have a small number of stickers that will be given away for free for those that register.

By registering as much property as possible we want would be thieves and also purchasers of stolen goods to ask is it worth the risk?

Let’s work together to turn fear of being a victim of crime into fear of getting caught.

Don’t worry if you can’t come along on the day. Look out for details of more surgeries, which take place in the near future.

If you have information about criminal activity, please call 101 and leave a message or alternatively call Crimestoppers for free on 0800 555 111.


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