New bike for Christmas? FREE bike tagging events in SOUTHPORT!

New bike for Christmas? We hope you got a good lock to keep it safe.

Two tagging events will take place in January Southport to help secure and protect pedal bikes by using specialist marking kits which aim to deter thieves.

Sefton Council has donated £1,100 from South Sefton ward funding to Merseyside Police to allow them to secure a limited number of bike marking kits, which will then be given out free on a first come first serve basis to residents.

Six bike tagging events will be held in the first week in January. The events will take place at:

Dunes Leisure centre, Esplanade, Southport (January 5; 12:00Midday – 2:00pm)

Mecycle, Station Road, Ainsdale (January 6; 12:00Midday – 2:00pm)

Community Policing Sergeant Chris Taylor said: “We are committed to preventing bike theft across Sefton and these bike marking kits are just one part of this work, alongside Sefton Council.

“What price peace of mind? In this case, it’s free! We only have a limited supply of the kits though so pop down as early as you can.

“You can also keep in touch with your local policing teams in Sefton via @SeftonPolice on Twitter and here on the Sefton Police Facebook page, where we publish news and crime prevention advice on bike theft and other issues in the community.”