Bike Cops at Hassenbrook

Thurrock Schools Officer, Pc Neil Brand, has been visiting schools across the district to mark childrens’ pedal cycles.

Hassenbrook School in Stanford-le-Hope is the latest school visited as part of the initiative. Pc Brand was at the school on Monday, October 20 to give pupils a chance to have their bikes security marked during their lunch-hour in a bid to cut theft of bikes in the area.

Thurrock Schools Officer, PC Neil Brand, said: “It is important that children mark their bikes properly so we can reunite owners with their bike should the worst happen. It has been great to talk to the children and remind them to secure their bikes properly instead of just leaving them outside while they pop in for a bit of dinner.”

So far, Hassenbrook School, Chafford Hundred Primary School and Palmers College have all taken part in the initiative, and Pc Brand is hoping to re-visit each school in January to security mark high value items, such as MP3 players and mobile phones that children get over Christmas.

Cath Bayne, Head of year 7 and 8 student services at Hassenbrook School, added: “Pc Brand is great with the children and comes in and works with all different groups of pupils. The cycle marking days are great, and it means pupils can leave their bikes here securely without worrying about them as they are now marked.”

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