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City of London Police hold security event for motorbike owners to combat incidents of theft in the Square Mile

The City of London Police have been working with motorbike owners in the City to help them keep their vehicles safe from thieves.

On Thursday 30th November, officers hosted a free security event to people who worked, lived and/or parked up their motorbikes in the City.

At the event were security marking and registration company Datatag who were providing a security tagging service, normally worth £80, free of charge to 100 bikes. Also in attendance and providing important security advice were Biketrac, Phoenix motorcycle training, the London Fire Brigade Biker Down team, Tracker and Metropolitan Police’s BikeSafe UK.

Supporting the event and showing off their new bikes were also Yahama and Kawasaki.

Since the start of the year, 52 motorbikes or scooters have been stolen in the City. There has also been a rise in the number of crimes, such as phone snatches, being committed on motorbikes, scooters and mopeds.

The event was an important opportunity for motorbike owners to engage with the police about preventing motorcycle theft. Officers were on hand to give out practical advice and show examples of tools they’d seized from bike theft cases and CCTV footage of bikes being stolen.

Detective Inspector Mark Chapman from the City of London Police said:


“The aim of our security event was to engage with riders and to show them the police want to help them keep their vehicles safe. It was great to see so many motorbike owners in attendance and having really beneficial conversations with our officers and partners.

“It is important to remember that many of the motorbikes and scooters used to commit phone snatches and other crimes in the City are stolen. If we can help owners keep their bikes safe, we are also preventing further crimes from happening.”
 

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