Whitwell: Warning after spate of motorbike thefts


Bikers are urged to secure their wheels after a series of thefts in north Derbyshire.

In Whitwell a motorbike was stolen overnight between 10pm Tuesday 22nd And 7.15am Wednesday 23rd April.

The red Lifan motorbike which was taken from outside an address on Welbeck Street.

A Yamaha bike was stolen from the street outside a house on Lansbury Road, Eckington, between 7pm on Friday 25th and 7.20am on Saturday 26th April.

And sometime overnight between 9pm on Monday 28th and 7am on Tuesday 29th April a motorbike was stolen from the back garden of a home on Weston Street, Heanor.

Derbyshire Police officers are carrying out enquiries into the incidents and motorcycle owners are reminded to make sure that vehicles are left secure.

“Motorbikes should ideally be fitted with immobilisers. And steering wheel and wheel locks should be used if the bike is left unattended for any length of time,” said a spokesman.

“Where possible, bikes should be stored in a locked garage overnight and the use of a ground anchor is recommended.”

“If your bike cannot be stored in a garage it should be kept covered.”

“You should also mark the main parts of the bike with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), registration number or some other unique identifying number.”

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact Derbyshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.