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Shiny new bike for Christmas? Get it security marked at one of our drop in sessions

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We will be at St Neots, Peterborough and Huntingdon stations at the beginning of January offering free bike security tagging and providing safety advice to commuters who may have got a new bike for Christmas on how to avoid festive thieves and Christmas crooks.

As part of Operation Wiggins - a national initiative launched by BTP to combat cycle crime on the rail network across the country, officers will be at the following stations – 
Wednesday 4 January 
St Neots  - 7.30am – 9.30am 
Peterborough – 3.30pm – 7pm
Thursday 5 January 
Huntingdon – 7.30am-9.30am 
St Neots – 3.30pm – 7pm
Friday 6 January 
Peterborough – 7.30am – 9.30am 
Huntingdon – 3.30 -7pm

Inspector Andrew Pickles of BTP said, “Unfortunately thieves have been targeting bikes across the Cambridgeshire area recently and with the likelihood of new bikes appearing after Christmas, we may see an increase in festive thieves. 
“We are doing all we can to reduce bike crime at stations  - including carrying out high-visibility patrols and regular cycle surgeries – but with these recent thefts in mind, we’d ask people to be vigilant and step up their bike security.
“There are a number of steps cyclists can take to help prevent themselves from becoming victims of crime. Getting their bike registered on the national crime-fighting database at our cycle surgeries is completely free of charge. 

“Registering your bike helps police return any recovered stolen cycles to their owners more easily - and it makes your property less appealing to would-be thieves.

“Make sure you also invest in a high quality D-lock and consider using more than one lock to secure your bike and to make it more difficult to steal.”
 

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