Posted on 21st February 2019
Two 14-year-old boys from Spondon have been arrested in Alvaston, Derby having been found with a stolen motorbike.
The arrests were made earlier this week on Tuesday, February 19 after the two boys were spotted by members of the Alvaston Safer Neighbourhood Team who were patrolling in Alvaston Park as a result of reports of nuisance motorcyclists.
The motorbike (pictured) had been stolen on Sunday, February 17 outside a house on Airedale Walk between 10 and 10.30pm. It has now been returned to its owner.
The stolen bike was seen being ridden through the park by the patrolling PCSOs who then, with help from concerned members of the public, tracked the two arrested boys to Raynesway where they were arrested with the stolen bike.
Sergeant Graham Young, who is one of the Sergeants in charge of neighbourhood policing for the area, said: “The team are committed to dealing with the issue of nuisance motorbikes in the area.
“It is not just that the riders are causing a nuisance but the manner in which they are riding the bike is often dangerous and, as in this case, tends to be committed on stolen motorbikes.
“We would like to thank the members of the public for the help that they gave us on this occasion that allowed us to find the two suspects and have them arrested. Gathering information from the public is vital in helping us tackle this issue.
“We would also like to give advice to motorbike owners in the area to always make sure their bikes are secured whenever they are left unattended, for no matter how short a time.”
The two arrested 14-year-olds, who we are not able to name, have been interviewed and now released under investigation.
If you have information that would help the team deal with this problem, please make contact with them on any of the following non-emergency numbers:
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org