Bike thefts cut by almost 40 per cent in Sutton
Bike theft has been cut thanks to a range of measures encouraging people to secure their cycles better, police say.
Cycle theft in Sutton has been cut by 39 per cent since April last year and police say this is down to more people having their bikes marked and a greater awareness of how to secure them.
Sutton police's safer transport and safer neighbourhoods teams have held a series of events over the year including a monthly cycle marking event at Pearson's Cycles in Sutton High Street.
Sergeant Andy De'Voreaux said: "This is an impressive result and shows the benefit of taking steps to protect your bicycle from thieves."
The most recent cycle marking event, in Worcester Park on Saturday, attracted more than 50 people. PC Luke Lazell said: "Everyone involved during this frantic, three-hour event were more than pleased by its success."
Another similar event is planned at the Worcester Park police office in Worcester Road in March and the next cycle marking event will be at the Phoenix Centre in Mollison Drive, Wallington, from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesday, February 13.