Police make four arrests and seize two vehicles in North Tyneside crackdown on dangerous riders

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Police are cracking down on dangerous riders in North Tyneside.

Northumbria Police have made a number of arrests and seized two vehicles as part of a crackdown on dangerous riders in North Shields.

Last Wednesday, officers received reports of a disturbance at two separate addresses in the Meadow Well area.

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In both incidents, two men were understood to have attended a property, stolen a vehicle and then made off on foot after police arrived at the scene.

Within 20 minutes of receiving the reports, neighbourhood officers had arrested and detained four offenders before retrieving the two stolen vehicles - one motorcycle and a moped.

The latest activity follows the launch of Operation Capio, which will see officers make a huge push on putting a stop to nuisance riders across the Force area.

Police have made four arrests and seized two vehicles in a crackdown on nuisance riders in North Tyneside. Photo: Northumbria Police.Police have made four arrests and seized two vehicles in a crackdown on nuisance riders in North Tyneside. Photo: Northumbria Police.
Police have made four arrests and seized two vehicles in a crackdown on nuisance riders in North Tyneside. Photo: Northumbria Police.

Inspector Jennifer Bushby, of Northumbria Police, has praised the efforts of the Force's Neighbourhood Policing teams for their work so far.

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She said: "This type of crime is taken seriously by police, and we are working hard to identify and prosecute offenders.

“Operation Capio demonstrates our commitment as a Force to tackling this issue, and seizing the vehicles involved in disorder. People in the community want to see action like this being taken.

“This is a great result for the teams involved and an excellent example of police working together to achieve a quick resolution.”

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Northumbria Police are urging people to further assist their inquiries into tackling nuisance riders by sharing details such as:

  • Vehicle registration plate number for offending vehicles.
  • Time of day and date of incident.
  • Where the motorcycle was located, and where it was travelling.
  • Description of riders including how many, clothing worn and helmet or headgear.
  • Description of the motorcycle(s) involved – including colour, make, model if known – and any other distinctive features.

Members of the public can report concerns to Northumbria Police using https://www.northumbria.police.uk/ro/report/, or by calling 101.