Event aims to cut cycle thefts session for cyclists

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WEARSIDERS can play their part in the fight against crime at an event this weekend.

Washington Neighbourhood Policing Team will be dishing out free bike locks, in a bid to drive down the number of cycle thefts in the area.

On Sunday, officers will be stationed at the skate park next to The Galleries shopping centre from 10am and 2pm.

The locks are for Washington residents only and people wanting to receive them will need to bring a proof of address.

They will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.