Police visit ExCeL motorbike show in bid to reduce vehicle theft

Police will be speaking to bikers at the ExCeL Picture: Ken Mears

Police will be speaking to bikers at the ExCeL Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

Officers tackling scooter, moped and motorcycle crime are offering advice to riders at the ExCeL this weekend.

Members of the Met Police’s Operation Venice team are appearing at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show, which runs until Sunday, to talk about what they are doing to combat the issue and how bikers can reduce the risk of vehicle theft.

Commander Julian Bennett said: “Police are working hard to keep the public safe and make the streets hostile territory for criminals who steal scooters, mopeds and motorcycles and use them to snatch valuables from members of the public.

“Our presence at the Motorcycle Show puts us right amongst riders so we can directly advise them about properly securing their vehicles to reduce their risk of theft.”

Riders are advised to use audible alarms, mark their bikes with an ultraviolet pen and use more than one lock, as well as park in a designated or well-lit area.

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