West Midlands Police are revving up their motorcycle marking campaign by offering SelectaDNA Motorbike kits to dealerships across the county.
PC Simon Barrett from the West Midlands Police Crime Reduction Team is leading the initiative and explains the need for motorcycles to be marked and registered. “There is a definite gap in the market where off road bikes, bikes of 125cc or less and some bikes imported from overseas have no registration number and no ID. For these reasons we would encourage all motorbike owners to get their pride and joy marked.
“We are also aware that a particular type of Yamaha bike is being targeted and stolen in droves. In the event that your bike is stolen and recovered by police, if it is marked and registered to the SelectaDNA database we will be able to return it to you.“
Dealerships including Sheldon Motorcyles in Birmingham, Kestrel Honda Motorcycles in Coventry, Streetbike in Halesowen and Stourbridge Motorcycle Centre in Stourbridge are all taking part in the scheme, which encourages the marking of motorcycles at point of sale or as part of a service.
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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