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Two arrested after motorbike theft

Two people were arrested after police found a stolen motorcycle at the scene of a weekend crash.

The rider and passenger fled the scene of a two-vehicle collision at about 9.15am on Sunday on South Road, just west of the junction with Turk’s Head Lane in Devonshire.

A police check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen.

The two were arrested after a search of the area.

The incident came during a weekend the generated 69 calls to police.

The service reported two assaults, 14 alarm activations, loud music complaints, five collisions, two that involved injuries, one wilful damage report and a report of prowling.

Officers stopped a man on a motorcycle who was not wearing a helmet at the junction of Pembroke Park Lane with Middle Park Lane at 5.10pm on Sunday.

The suspect attempted to escape after the machine was found to be unlicensed and uninsured.

The rider, who also did not have a driver’s licence, was caught and taken to Hamilton Police Station.

There were also 73 vehicles stopped at roadside breath test checkpoints over the weekend

A total of six drivers were selected for a secondary check and all passed.

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Published January 24, 2022 at 6:26 pm (Updated January 24, 2022 at 6:26 pm)

Two arrested after motorbike theft

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