'Beat bobbies' recover stolen motorbike in Burnley

Police have recovered a stolen motorbike in Burnley after quick-thinking from some "bobbies on the beat".

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 9:56 am
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 9:58 am

The bike was discovered by officers on foot patrol in the Trinity area of Burnley on Wednesday.

Community beat manager for Burnley South, PC Sophie Bourne, said: "We noticed suspicious activity surrounding a motorbike. Upon carrying out the appropriate checks, the vehicle registration displayed on the motorbike came back as invalid.

"Upon further investigation of the motorbike, a piece of black tape had been stuck over one of the numbers. We carried out checks on the correct registration number and were alerted that it was in fact stolen. The motorbike has now been recovered."

A policed foot patrol recovered the motorbike
The motorbike