A SECURITY marking event is being held in Chester-le-Street as part of the fight against cycle crime.

The session takes place at Cycle World, South Burns, between 1 and 2pm tomorrow (Saturday, February 8).

Visitors will be able to get their machines marked for free with a UV pen or , for £9,90, they can have their machines etched and the details stored on a register.

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A spokesman for the town’s neighbourhood police said the event was the first in a series that would be held.as part of Durham Constabulary’s Operation Spoke.

The force is working with other agencies to significantly reduce cycle crime across the county