Man found with drugs after falling from scooter in Sheffield as he was followed by police

A man was arrested after being found with drugs when he fell off a scooter as police officers in an unmarked car followed him.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 10:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:15 pm

South Yorkshire Police said officers started following the scooter, which did not have a rear number plate displayed, after spotting it on the Manor estate.

He fell off the machine while off-roading and then fled.

But officers chased him and the rider was arrested for theft of the scooter, going equipped for theft, possession of drugs, disqualified driving and driving whilst over the prescribed limit for drugs.

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A man was arrested after falling off a scooter and being found with drugs

He was later released under investigation for further enquiries to be carried out.

Officers are out in force on the Arbourthorne and Manor estates in a crackdown on organised crime.

The operation was mounted after a 12-year-old boy was shot on Northern Avenue, Arbourthone, on Sunday, January 12.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.