Police in Grange and Moor Nook have been clamping down on motorcycle annoyance.Advertisement
Patrols in the area were increased and five stolen motorbikes recovered and seized.
One of the bikes has seen their bike returned to an address in Ashton.
20-year-old James Dilkes had his bike stolen and it was recovered during the police operation,
Mr Dilkes said: “I didn’t think I would see my bike again. I am delighted that it has been returned.”
No arrests have been made by police during the course of the operation but enquiries are ongoing according to a police spokeswoman.
PC Dave Grundy said: “We always listen to the concerns of our local residents and do whatever we can to tackle them.
“Since we started the operation, we have received a reduction in the number of complaints we have received which hopefully demonstrates that our activity has gone someway to resolving the issue. We are not complacent though and will continue to take action to prevent crime and catch criminals.
“I would urge bike owners to work with us and ensure that they always keep their motorbikes secure. Use a garage or outbuilding to store it if possible and always use a disc lock.
“I would also ask anyone who sees any suspicious activity concerning motorbikes to phone the police on 101.”
The clampdown came after local residents complained to local officers about anti-social behaviour involving motorbikes.
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