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Oxford Mail: Pc Carl Bryant and PCSO Ali Blood with unclaimed bikes being held at Abingdon Police Station Buy this photo Pc Carl Bryant and PCSO Ali Blood with unclaimed bikes being held at Abingdon Police Station

CYCLISTS are being urged to get their bikes marked as cycle theft in Abingdon rises.

There were 31 thefts from January 1 to March 17 this year compared to 15 in the same period last year.

But officers say if they find suspected stolen bikes they cannot return them to their owners if they have not been security marked or registered online.

Bikes are stored at Abingdon Police Station but auctioned off if no one claims them. Pc Carl Bryan urged cyclists to register their bicycles online at websites such as immobilise.com and bikeregister.com.

He said: “We ask everyone to ensure that they securely lock their bicycles and also to register them.”

The neighbourhood team will be offering bike security advice at The Spring Cycle Festival in The Market Place on Sunday, April 13.

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9:24am Sun 23 Mar 14

horsham says...

I've just registered my bike with one of the websites mentioned above and I've also bought a 'D' lock and I've insured it the bike. That has cost me money and time to do so. That probably won't be enough to stop my bike getting stolen and I may get it back.

Where is the statement from the police saying 'they are intent on catching the thieves and reducing the bike theft' The emphasis is now on the innocent property holder spending more and more money on anti theft devices for car, home or bikes.
I've just registered my bike with one of the websites mentioned above and I've also bought a 'D' lock and I've insured it the bike. That has cost me money and time to do so. That probably won't be enough to stop my bike getting stolen and I may get it back. Where is the statement from the police saying 'they are intent on catching the thieves and reducing the bike theft' The emphasis is now on the innocent property holder spending more and more money on anti theft devices for car, home or bikes. horsham
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10:35am Sun 23 Mar 14

keepyerheaddown says...

Could it have anything to do with St Aldates custody closing and all arrested persons being taken to Abingdon custody?
Could it have anything to do with St Aldates custody closing and all arrested persons being taken to Abingdon custody? keepyerheaddown
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