Nuisance motorbike seized by police in Sheffield

Nuisance motorbike seized in Handsworth.
Nuisance motorbike seized in Handsworth.
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Police seized a stolen motorbike that was being used to cause a nuisance to residents.

The grey Suzuki was found abandoned at Haigh Moor Road in Handsworth by officers after a call from a member of the public who had seen it being driven around the area.

Inspector Jason Booth, of the Sheffield South East Safer Neighbourhood Area, said: “Officers used local knowledge of the key areas where bikes are often burnt out or abandoned to locate the bike.

“Enquiries made by officers at the time with residents suggested it had been making significant nuisance in the area over the previous day and had been stolen from Handsworth recently.

“Handsworth can be an area for off-road bike anti-social behaviour and this incident was a positive example of how local information can assist the police in trying to combat the problem and identify those responsible. “

The bike, which was found on Monday, February 10, has now been reunited with its owner.

Police are advising residents to take action to improve security around motorbikes by investing in alarms, locks and marking where possible.