Five motorbikes seized by Preston Police after clampdown

Posted on - 4th March, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
James Dilkes with PC Grundy after having his bike returned

James Dilkes with PC Grundy after having his bike returned

Police in Grange and Moor Nook have been clamping down on motorcycle annoyance.


Patrols in the area were increased and five stolen motorbikes recovered and seized.

Preston Weekender advert

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.”

Some of the recovered bikes

Some of the recovered bikes

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.

Do you live in the area? What do you think about the news? Let us know in the comments below

caritas fostering advert
Preston in pictures Preston Street photographyMother & LambPreston Street photographyPreston Street photographyCosta Coffee in the Mall, PrestonViltrox Test 3Mother & LambPreston Street photography View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails