Police target bike thieves

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POLICE in Buxton are hoping to put a spoke in the wheel of cycle thefts this summer.

The Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team is targeting the issue as a priority after the theft of ten bikes in recent weeks.

The latest incident took place overnight between Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 when a BMX bike was stolen from the front garden of a house on Sherwood Road.

PCSO Michaela Daniels said: “Cycle thefts are more common during the nicer weather and we are taking steps to help prevent this from happening by encouraging owners to take on board security advice.

“One of the things you can do is to come along to a special event next week where we can help you to security mark your bike and give advice on how to register it, which would help us to return it should it ever be stolen and recovered.”

The event has been organised for Thursday, June 2, to give people the chance to bring their bikes for marking or for specialist crime prevention advice. Officers will be available at the following times: 11am-11.30am at St John’s Hall, Harpur Hill; 11.40am-12.15pm at Harpur Hill Primary School; 1pm-2pm at Spring Gardens, Buxton; 2.15pm-3pm at Burbage Primary School; and 3.15pm-4.30pm at High Peak Community Housing, Victoria Park Road.