Police closing the net on organised motorbike thefts in the Southport area


Police yesterday made a big step in combating the number of motorbikes stolen from the area.

Police yesterday seized a Peugeot van from Heathfield Road, Southport, Tuesday 18 August 2015.

It is now understood that the van contained two motorbikes, one being a specialised off-road grass track bike, which is black and green, was taken from outside a property on Redgate, Formby, in the early hours of Sunday 16 August.

The second motorbike was chipped with a tracking device which led officers to the to the Heathfield Road address.

A forensic examination of both bikes and the van have been carried out. Enquiries into the thefts are ongoing.

Inspector Jim Atherton said: “The purchasing of additional vehicle security will ideally prevent its theft and tracking equipment can lead to its swift recovery and offenders being brought to justice.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or the confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

Below are number of thefts that OTS NEWS has covered…

Motorbike Stolen From Scarisbrick

Stolen motorbike found in Southport front garden

Witness Appeal After Motorbike was Stolen From Duke Street Southport

R6 Motorbike Stolen From Ainsdale Southport *£500 Reward

Motorbike stolen from Eastbank Street Southport

Stolen Motorbike Reg EF04 JXN


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