Teenager arrested in Hartlepool as police seize uninsured motorbike

A teenager was arrested after police stopped an uninsured motorbike in Hartlepool.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 1:56 pm
Police have said that the bike will be destroyed./Photo: Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police Team
Police have said that the bike will be destroyed./Photo: Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police Team

Officers from Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police Team stopped a motorbike in in the Burn Valley area of town while attending a report of young people damaging garages in the area.

One teenage boy was arrested and released under investigation while inquiries continue.

Police have said that the motorbike is uninsured, unregistered and will be destroyed.

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The incident happened on Monday, July 12.

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A statement on Tuesday read: “Hartlepool neighbourhood officers stopped this motorbike in the Burn Valley area yesterday and it will be destroyed after being found to be uninsured and unregistered.

“Police were already in the area in response to a recent spate of antisocial behaviour and criminal damage, with officers attending a report of young people damaging garages.

“One teenage boy was arrested and released under investigation while inquiries continue.

“Our officers are committed to reducing crime and ASB and would encourage residents to continue to report issues via the 101 number.”

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