Free marking for mopeds

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Moped and scooter riders in Heanor and Langley Mill are being invited to a free security marking event next week.

Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams will be giving out specialist ‘Alpha Dot’ marking kits on Monday, December 17.

PCSO Becky Davis of the Heanor and Loscoe Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This is a great opportunity for moped and scooter riders to call and see us, and help protect their vehicles from being stolen.

“These types of bikes are quite popular and by marking them and storing them securely you can make them much less attractive to a potential thief.”

Alpha Dot is a property marking system where uniquely numbered batches of tiny microdots are applied to different parts of a bike. The dots can be found and read with a magnifier and then matched to the owner, who registers on a secure database, should it ever be stolen and recovered.

The marking sessions are to take place atwill be at the Heanor Tesco, from 10am until noon, at the Asda store, Station Road, Langley Mill from noon until 2pm and at Market Place, Heanor from 2pm until 3.30pm.

The security marking kits will be offered on a first come first served basis .For more theSafer Neighbourhood policing team on 101.