Officers recover stolen motorcycle and arrest dangerous driver in Bassetlaw

While on patrol, Operation Reacher officers were made aware of a motorbike being driven dangerously in the Harworth and Bircotes area.

Officers spotted the bike crossing the park by two suspects.

The cyclist dismounted the bike and fled, leaving the bike behind.

The 26-year-old was confirmed to be riding a stolen motorbike in Bawtry.

With the help of the road police unit and several intervention units, the man was held in hiding in the nearby gardens.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated seizure of vehicle and driving without insurance.

The suspect was taken to a custody suite in South Yorkshire after it was confirmed the bike was stolen from Bawtry the previous day.

A spokesman for Nottinghashire’s Operation Reacher Police Team said: ‘We are seeing an increase in motorbike theft in Nottinghamshire and surrounding towns and villages in South Yorkshire.

“These motorbikes appear to have been stolen, for no other purpose than to ride around showing off to their friends and to be a general nuisance.

“These bikes are people’s pride and joy, many depend on them to get to and from work.

“It is a serious crime and [those involved] will be arrested and processed.

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