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Cycle patrols stepped up

posted 20 Jul 2009, 03:12 by David Rintoul

Police are increasing cycle patrols in the Meadows, Marchmont and Tollcross areas.

The high-visibility patrols are aimed at providing a faster response to crimes and giving greater reassurance to the public.

PC Yocksan Bell is among the officers carrying out the patrols.

He said: "A bicycle enables you to ride up on a crime in progress without the offender knowing.

"It is possible for a cycle patrol officer to deal with it before the patrol car even gets there."

Source: Evening News

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