From West Midlands Police:
Residents around Weoley Ward are being offered free security marking for their bicycles by the local neighbourhood team.
Officers have organised three marking sessions, where people can bring along their bike and have it marked for free.
The security marking only takes minutes and involves engraving the owner’s postcode and house number on the bike, then protecting the marking with a layer of lacquer.
The sessions are being held at the Shenley Community Police Base, 9 Shenley Green, Shenley Lane, B29 4HH on:
- Tuesday 14 February 11am – 1pm
- Thursday 16 February 11am -1 pm
- Friday 17 February 4pm – 6pm
PCSO Sarah Swift is helping to co-ordinate the bike marking, she said: “This is an idea opportunity for local people to get their bikes marked, especially if they have had a new bicycle for Christmas.
“It is completely free, only takes a few minutes and you don’t need to make an appointment.
“Not only does property marking deter thefts, but if a bike is stolen it will help us locate it and return it to its rightful owner.”
For further information about the bike marking sessions or for crime prevention advice please contact your local neighbourhood team on 101. Alternatively you can visit www.birminghamsouthpolice.org.uk or follow them on twitter