Cycle tagging declared huge success

PCSO's Tiff Hartley and Becky Jackson and Dan Sillers teamed up after recent theft of pedal cycles in the locality to offer free bike tagging.
PCSO's Tiff Hartley and Becky Jackson and Dan Sillers teamed up after recent theft of pedal cycles in the locality to offer free bike tagging.

Wetherby police have reported another success in their drive to combat cycle theft.

PCSO’s Tiff Hartley and Becky Jackson teamed up after recent theft of pedal cycles in the locality to offer free bike tagging on Sunday, January 15.

Although the weather was icy cold the event was well attended with 31 further bikes being tagged with a huge positive response. They were helped by PCSO Dan Sillers.

A force spokesman explained that a unique code was tagged onto all the attending bicycles which are then registered on the immobilise website (www.immobilise.co.uk).

This is to help other police forces to trace and possibly locate any stolen items when if found can then be returned to its rightful owner through this website.

“As a team we decided to go ahead with the bike tagging event due to a slight increase in bike thefts within the division,” said PCSO Sillers.

“Having your bike tagged is a great way to deter potential bike thieves as it will make it harder for them to sell your bike on and makes it easier and quicker to track property back to its rightful owner.”

Crime prevention advice was also handed out including UV markers for people to mark up their property and also prevention on keeping homes, sheds and outbuildings locked and secured at all times.