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Discount lock scheme enforced to help crackdown on motorbike thefts

PUBLISHED: 15:41 08 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:41 08 October 2015

Motorbike security lock

Motorbike security lock

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Bromley's motorbike, moped and scooter owners are being offered the chance to buy a Mammouth Lock and Chain for £10, instead of the usual retail price of £50.

Police in Bromley, Tower Scooters in Beckenham and Bromley Council have joined forces in a bid to prevent motorbikes and mopeds being stolen across the borough.

The owners of any motorbike, moped or scooter, who live on the borough, are being offered the chance to buy a Mammouth Lock and Chain for £10, instead of the usual retail price of £50.

A total of 50 of the padlocks and chains are available at the heavily discounted price at first come first served basis.

Anyone interested should attend the front office at Police Base at Copperfield House, Charles Dickens Terrace, Maple Road, Penge, SE20 8RE, taking their V5 document, certificate of insurance and driving licence and £10 and they can collect a lock and chain. The front office is open from 11:00 to 19:00 Mondays to Fridays.

Tower Scooters who have supplied the locks, have a range of other security equipment available including alarms, immobilisers and other accessories.

Sergeant Paul Thomas from the Crystal Palace Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We are grateful to Tower Scooters for their support in working with us to reduce motorcycle theft.

“We continue to use different methods to combat motorcycle theft in the borough, along with educating riders around theft prevention, especially newer and younger riders.

“Being a motorbike owner is expensive so I urge people to take this opportunity to buy a really good lock and chain to secure there prized possession.”

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