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Tips for keeping your bikes safe.

TYNESIDE youngsters were given a lesson in bike safety from police.

Officers from the Wallsend Neighbourhood Policing Team visited Burnside Business and Enterprise College to help Year Seven and Year 11 pupils and staff learn more about keeping their bikes safe from thieves.

Wallsend Temporary Inspector Phil McConville said: "This crime prevention initiative aims to help students keep their bikes safe. We had an issue with bikes being stolen in the town and want to help people keep them safe."

Officers have been using SmartWater, an invisible crime prevention liquid. Each dose contains individual DNA code which is registered to each user. This information is kept on a database and if these items are stolen and recovered by police their owners can be traced as the identification mark shows up under ultra violet light.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 22, 2011
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