Man, 32, questioned after off-road motorcycle seized and knives found in Hartlepool

A 32-year-old man is being questioned after police officers seized an off-road motorcycle and found two knives.

Monday, 19th November 2018, 1:22 pm
Updated Monday, 19th November 2018, 1:29 pm
The incident happened in the Owton Manor area. Picture by Google.
The incident happened in the Owton Manor area. Picture by Google.

Police officers seized the motorcycle in the Owton Manor area of Hartlepool yesterday.

Today, a 32-year-old man is attending a voluntary interview to be questioned on suspicion of being in possession of a bladed article as well as a number of driving offences.

The vehicle was seized and two knives were found by officers.

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A spokesman for Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police Team said: "The man who was accompanying the vehicle was astride it and trying to get it started.

"The vehicle was an off-road scrambler and was uninsured.

"Upon searching the man involved police recovered a large kitchen knife and a lock knife.

"Again, another potentially dangerous and no doubt nuisance vehicle to be removed from our public highways."