Today police officers in Hull are out checking motorbikes to see if they have any identification tags on them, and to check riders match their tags, writes Danielle Hayes.
Humberside police officers will be out on the roads, for Operation Yellowfin, with scanners that can locate data chips that have been inserted into bikes.
They are urging people to tag their bikes so they can be identified if they are ever stolen.
As well as stealing bikes that are fully intact, thieves often take parts from them individually. The parts often taken include expensive body panels, chrome parts and wheels.
If bikes are marked and tagged then it provides a visual warning to thieves that the motorcycle can be identified, and it makes them less likely to steal it or try to steal parts from it.
If you have any information regarding motorcycle crime you can call 101 and quote “Yellowfin’”. You can call also Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.