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North Wales Police are advising bike owners to mark their bikes and help keep them safe.

Over the past few months North Wales Police have recovered a total of 33 bikes across both Wrexham and Flintshire.

However officers have often been unable to find the rightful owners as none of the bikes had been properly marked.

Last we reported that two bikes had been stolen from Wrexham in the space of a couple of days. The two separate incidents saw a Chris Boardman bike and a Carrera mountain bike stolen in the town.

Bike owners are being advised to note down the details of the bike, including the name, model and frame number in case they ever need to report this to the police.

Alongside this it is recommended photographs of the bike are taken, including any ‘close-up’ shots of any distinctive features or security markings that make your bike identifiable.

Sergeant Dawn Samuels said: “Owners can security mark a bike by using a UV marker pen using your house number and postcode or marking the frame with a Police preferred product such SelectaDNA.”

Two separate bike marking events will be hosted by North Wales Police over the next couple of weeks:

· February 25 at the Daniel Owen Centre , Mold, between 2-5pm

· March 15 at Deeside Police Station, between 2-6pm

You can also visit www.bikeregister.com for further information on how to keep your bike safe.