Unclaimed stolen bikes being used in Norfolk to help break cycle of offending

Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green.

Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Vulnerable people in Norwich working to turn their lives around by getting back into employment have been given a pedal-powered boost by Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

PCC Lorne Green has donated seven unclaimed bikes recovered by Norfolk Police to social enterprise Norwich LEAP to support its clients in accessing training and work opportunities.

Over the last 18 months, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, together with the Department of Work and Pensions, has been working with local organisations and businesses to offer positive training and employment opportunities to people with an offending past or those who are at risk of offending.

The PCC arranged the bike donation through Norfolk Police after a meeting with partner agencies identified transport as a barrier for those wanting to take up work experience and employment offers made under the Gateway to Employment scheme.

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