Residents are being offered the chance to get their bikes security marked while meeting local police officers.
Northumbria Police is hosting a free bike marking session and a ‘Cuppa with a Coppa’ drop-in.
The double event will take place at Hirst Park Pavilion, Hirst Park, in Ashington on Saturday, September 12, from 10am to noon.
Officers from Ashington Neighbourhood Policing Team will be available to offer crime prevention advice and free bike security marking to cyclists as well as the opportunity to speak to an officer about other issues over a cup of tea.
Police Community Support Officer Alan Bunker said: “I’d urge people to come along to the event and meet local officers, get their property marked, get crime prevention advice and hear what’s being done to tackle the issues in their area.
“By taking steps to ensure your bike is safe and secure you can reduce your risk of falling victim to a thief. Bike thieves are often opportunist and the more secure your bike is the less likely it will be stolen.”
“And we’ll also be on hand for any other policing advice residents require, or if you just want to stop off and meet your local officer do come along.”
Further crime prevention advice can be found on the Northumbria Police website www.northumbria.police.uk