Police closing the net on organised motorbike thefts in the Southport area August 19th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments 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 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!