Almost 200 bikes in Barking and Dagenham security marked and registered by police

Almost 200 cyclists in Barking and Dagenham had their bike security marked and registered online for free by police in June.

Officers from Barking and Dagenham Safter Transport Team joined forces with bike shops across the borough to hold a number of marking events last month.

As well as marking the bikes, police registered them on the Met Police’s preferred registration database,

Across London 32 borough Safer Transport Teams have been working with the Police Safer Transport Command (STC) Cycle Task Force, the British Transport Police and City of London Police using a range of tactics to crack down cycle thieves.

They made more 20 of arrests across the capital and security marked and registered more than 2000 bikes in the last month alone.

The STC Cycle Task Force has dedicated team of 30 officers in London who tackle cycle theft.