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‘Register your bikes and help stop crime’ urge Crouch End Police

PUBLISHED: 15:18 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:18 19 July 2018

Tower Hamlets plans to demolish a disused toilet block at the entrance of Museums Gardens, Bethnal Green, to create a bike storage as bikes pile up in the street.

Tower Hamlets plans to demolish a disused toilet block at the entrance of Museums Gardens, Bethnal Green, to create a bike storage as bikes pile up in the street.

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Crouch End Police are urging local people to take advantage of its bike registration scheme to help cut crime.

The poster advertising Crouch End's free bike registration scheme. Picture: Crouch End PoliceThe poster advertising Crouch End's free bike registration scheme. Picture: Crouch End Police

The police is running the scheme with three local shops - Future Cycles on Park Road, Evans Cycles on Crouch End Hill and MiCycle on Ferme Park Road.

There, shoppers can visit throughout the day to register their bikes - which will make recovering them were they to be stolen easier.

Marking your bike takes two minutes, and is also a deterrent to thieves.

PC Chris Allen told the Ham&High: “The reasons we are doing this are simple - it’s to stop people’s bikes being stolen and it also helps us stop other crimes like burglary and the theft of vehicles. It’s a two-fold thing.

“Summer holidays always see a higher number of crimes related to bikes, so we want to publicise this and get people to get bikes registered now. Kids will be out on bikes much more, and people will be buying new bikes to go on cycling holidays.”

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