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Gravesend 'Bike Passport' scheme

PUBLISHED: 08:56 28 February 2012

Protect your bike under the new Bike Passport scheme

Protect your bike under the new Bike Passport scheme

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Bicycle owners are urged to sign up to a passport scheme to help identify lost or stolen bikes.

Police Community Support Officers Sean Fassum and Tioni King are due to talk to members of the public in the Thamesgate Shopping Centre, Gravesend, today from 11am to 12 about the Bike Passport initiative.

On Monday they will be joined by PCSO Debbie Coker-Barnes and PCSO Nikki Sands between 1pm and 5pm outside the town’s Civic Centre.

They will be handing out bike passports, marking people’s cycles and offering security advice.

PCSO Sean Fassum said: “The chances of police recovering a cycle are greatly increased if we have as much identifying information as possible about the bike.

“Unfortunately, people often only know the make and colour of their bike, and little else.

“The passport is an invaluable aid to reuniting people with their bikes should they be lost or stolen.”

The bike passport is a single record of all the identifying information that would be needed to identify a bike to the police or an insurance company, should it be lost or stolen.

It also provides crime prevention advice and a space for a photo of the bike and while also allowing for the IMEI details of a mobile phone to be saved there too.

To find out more visit www.kent.police.uk/safetyadvice

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