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Bikes, phones in 'code it' scheme

PUBLISHED: 16:24 12 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:00 05 July 2010

CODE it and keep it. That is the advice being issued by police chiefs this week prior to the launch of a new campaign next year.

Early next year, schoolchildren across Waveney are set to have the opportunity to get their cycles and mobile phones postcode-marked as part of the new initiative.

CODE it and keep it. That is the advice being issued by police chiefs this week prior to the launch of a new campaign next year.

Early next year, schoolchildren across Waveney are set to have the opportunity to get their cycles and mobile phones postcode-marked as part of the new initiative.

With youngsters across the district likely to get new bikes and mobile phones as Christmas presents, the aim of this police campaign is to ensure they keep them into the new year and beyond.

From the week beginning January 12 through until January 26, police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) will be visiting schools across Waveney to give crime reduction advice and offer young people the opportunity to have their valuables postcode marked.

While this cannot prevent them being stolen it does make returning the property to you easier if it is recovered. Other crime reduction tips on securing cycles and phones should also help reduce the chances of having them stolen.

Police will be joined on the visits by crime prevention panel members and youth workers, and the teams are scheduled to visit more than 50 schools in Waveney as part of the campaign.

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