NEWS IN BRIEF: Police investigate motorbike theft

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POLICE are hunting for thieves who stole a motorbike from Brooklyn Road, Meersbrook, and loaded it into the back of a white Peugeot van.

The bike was stolen last Monday, at about 10.40pm.

That same night a scooter was stolen from Broadfield Road, Nether Edge.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Helicopter search

THE police helicopter was called to help search for a missing man in Sheffield who had been spotted by officers on Abbeydale Road but ran away.

He was spotted by officers on Tuesday after concerns had been raised for his well being.

The man was eventually located.

Car plates stolen

number plates were stolen from a car on Little Norton Avenue, Norton, between Friday and Sunday, September 14 to 16. Anyone with information should call police on 101..

Motorway blaze

FIRE crews tackled a lorry which caught fire after its brakes overheated on the M1, between Chesterfield and Clowne. Crews were called on Saturday, at about 7.20pm.