Police Arrest Two, Recover Two Stolen Motorbikes

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of theft and recovered two motorbikes in South London.

A member of the public called the police to reports of two men dismantling motorbikes in a garate in Lewisham on Wednesday 28 October.

The bike were stolen from the Wapping area on Friday, 23 October.

On arrival, officers discovered that the two bikes had been stolen from Greater Manchester and Wapping.

The police said the stolen bike from Manchester has been successfully returned to its owner.

Both men in late 20s and early 30s were arrested on suspicion of theft and were taken to a London police station and later released under investigation while the investigation continues.

Inspector James Beattie from the Roads and Transport Policing Command described the arrest as a “great result”.

Adding “A quick response from officers from Roads & Transport Policing Command saw two men being caught in the act of dismantling the motorbike. 

“Police work around the clock to crack down on motorcycle theft. We encourage all users to follow the advice on vehicle security. By reporting thefts, it helps to build patterns of behaviour and leads to results like this one, where we have arrested two people and recovered not only the bike they were working on but a further bike, which can be returned to its owner.”

+ Further information on motorbike and scooter safety, including on the Met’s Lock, Chain, Cover guidance, can be found on the website

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