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Two arrested and stolen motorcycles recovered in Cockerell Close, Liverpool

News   •   Feb 20, 2019 12:06 GMT

Recovered stolen property

Police were called to Cockerell Close, Liverpool yesterday afternoon following reports of a theft of a motorcycle.

The incident is reported to have happened at around 1pm when officers were notified that a Yamaha motorcycle had been stolen.

Following a short search nearby, officers sighted the bike in the Breeze Hill area before it was recovered in Cockerell Close.

On police arrival, a further search of the address took place where the bike, along with an air rifle and three mini motors were recovered.

A 43 year old woman and 16 year old boy both from the Liverpool area were arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and were taken to custody for questioning.

Local Policing Inspector Graeme Rooney said: “We know the massive impact theft of vehicles can have on victims – the expense of repairing or replacing them, paying insurance premiums and the inconvenience of not having a vehicle that may be essential for getting around.

"This is an excellent recovery by our local policing team and we’ll continue working with our partners, including the housing association to ensure crimes are investigated, gangs are disrupted and those living in the local community can rest assured that they’ll not be subject to dangerous people, antisocial behaviour or poor living conditions.

"Our community teams continually reinforce security messages with residents about ensuring their vehicles are safer, such as securing motorbikes with locks and in garages or outbuildings.

“We regularly seize stolen bikes after members of the community have come forward with information, and always encourage people to tell us who is using these bikes and where they are being kept.

“Anyone with information on the anti-social and nuisance use of off-road bikes is encouraged to keep reporting incidents to @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 19100061176 or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 and we will keep taking action.”