Hampshire Police are advising new bike owners to register for a helpful service that helps track stolen and lost property.
Immobilise is a national property ownership database whereby members of the public register their property through the website in the hope that if it is lost or stolen and comes into the hands of the police, their property will be returned to them.
Immobilise is a police data base where items that have serial numbers can be logged.
Bike crime is particularly prevalent locally and many of the bikes recovered by Police cannot be traced back to their owners. Equally if police suspect that a person is in possession of a stolen bike, they find it hard to prove unless the owner has registered the serial number on Immobilise.
More information can be found on the website www.immobilise.com