Motorcycle 'may soon resemble cube' after police catch 'uninsured' rider by accident in Hartlepool

A suspected illegal biker may soon see his motorcycle 'resemble a cube' after being caught by police.

Friday, 12th October 2018, 3:10 pm
Updated Friday, 12th October 2018, 3:13 pm
The bike in question

Officers from Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police Team spotted the rider by pure chance when taking a diversion down Oxford Street in Hartlepool on Saturday.

Police have powers to seize vehicles which are being driven by uninsured drivers or drivers who do not have a valid driving licence, with vehicles ending up being disposed of in a crusher if the owner cannot provide their documents and pay a recovery fee in the required time frame.

A spokesman for the police team said: "Thank the Lord PCSOs from Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police Team happened to take an unexpected diversion into Oxford Street, Hartlepool earlier this afternoon.

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"Had they not done so, the unlicensed, uninsured rider of the Yamaha motorcycle, and his two associates, would probably have continued to plague residents.

"Instead, the machine may soon resemble a cube."