Mobility scooter users have been invited to have their vehicles micro-chipped as part of a successful crime cutting initiative in Skegness next week.
The Wainfleet Neighbourhood Policing Team is following up on last year’s popular security session with an event at People First Mobility on Lumley Square next Friday.
PCSOs Jayne Richardson and Pete Cobley have organised the even at which scooters can be microchipped, UV marked and issued with a security ‘passport’ for £5 per vehicle.
“There are a large number of mobility scooters in the coastal towns used by residents and holidaymakers alike and some models can cost many thousands of pounds,” said PCSO Richardson.
“Although crime levels are low in the region and thefts of scooters aren’t common, we are keen to encourage people to take all available opportunities to reduce tier chances of becoming a victim of crime and to protect their machines.”
An ‘Immobitag’ device, containing a unique serial number to help police trace stolen items, will be fitted to the scooter’s frame and a warning sticker displayed as a deterrent to thieves.
The event coincides with the World’s Biggest Coffee morning, organised by Macmillan, the cancer charity, as one of its biggest annual fundraisers.
People First Mobility will be hosting one of many charity coffee mornings taking place on the day and has agreed to generously donate £1 for each mobility scooter chipped.
“Visitors to the session can enjoy coffee and cake while their mobility scooters are being micro-chiopped and can support a worthwhile charity at the same time,” added PCSO Richardson.
The event runs from 10am to 2pm.