Bike crime warning for Matson youngsters
Matson youngsters learned about bike and scooter security at a crime prevention event at the Redwell Centre last week.
Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Chris Jenkinson gave tips about protecting property and security marked bikes and scooters that were brought along.
He explained to the youngsters that by marking and registering property at a site like www.bikeregister.com owners can make their bikes less attractive to thieves and give police the best chance of recovering them if they are stolen.
The Matson and Robinswood Partnership funded a number of security kits to be given out free on the day.
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PCSO Jenkinson said: "We have seen an increase in the number of young people using bikes and scooters in the area and wanted to offer advice on how to keep their property secure.
"These bikes are often worth a lot of money and we, as a community, wanted our young people to be aware of the need to keep them safe and help deter thieves.
"The young people were very interested in how the kit worked and what they would have to do if their bikes or property were ever stolen."
Luke Stokes, Together in Matson Youth Worker, said: "Together in Matson always promotes and enjoy to works in partnership with the local policing team to address any issues and concerns our young people have."
More bike security advice can be found at the crime reduction pages of www.gloucestershire.police.uk.