Tips on how to safeguard personal property from theft will be available at two separate events.

Security marking days are being held at Abbots Langley police station on September 28 and October 23 to help people keep their bicycles secure.

In September and October both events will take place between 11am and 2pm.

PCSO Paul Cook said: “Every year police recover a vast number of bikes but have no way of telling who they belong to making it hard to return them.

“Marking your bike in this way will make it less attractive to thieves as it will be harder to sell on. And, if your bike is ever lost or stolen and subsequently recovered, we can return it to you more easily.”

Advice on how to keep your bicycle and other belongings more secure can be found here: