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Weekly Edition - Published 9 May 2015


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4 arrested after spate of bike thefts and robberies in the North Merseyside area

4 teenagers have been arrested in connection with a spate of street robberies in the Sefton area of Merseyside. The arrested teenagers who are said to have conducted the spate of thefts and robberies within Formby and Southport area are reported to have targeted children on mountain bikes.

The 3, 2 aged 15 and 1 aged 14, are from South Sefton and had been arrested following a joint investigation by Sefton CID and Neighbourhood Officers in the 2 areas.  It follows several incidents in March and April 2015 where teenaged boys were approached and threatened before having their mountain bikes stolen from them.

In 1 incident in Freshfield Road, on 21 April 2015, a 14 year old boy had just said goodbye to his friend when he was approached by 4 other boys who pulled him off his bike and assaulted him. The offenders also reportedly stole the boy's phone and damaged his glasses.

In another incident on Southport Pier, the evening before, 2, 14 year old friends were approached by 4 offenders and pushed over and punched before having both their bikes stolen and a mobile phone was also taken.

Other incidents have included mountain bikes stolen from outside houses and shops.

Officers involved in investigating the crimes have recovered several suspected stolen bikes during the search of a house in Aigburth, south Liverpool and efforts are being made to trace their rightful owners.

Neighbourhood sergeant Ian Allum said:- "These kind of crimes will not be tolerated by the Police and we have carried out operations to stop them happening in the 1st place and catch the perpetrators when they do. Young people rightfully expect to be able to enjoy riding their bikes where they live without fear of intimidation or having them violently taken off them. We will continue to do what we can to tackle this issue and I would urge bike owners to help us by ensuring their bikes are security marked and registered at This will help the Police reunite any bikes we find that we believe are stolen with their rightful owners."

A 15 year old from Bootle has been charged with 4 counts of robbery and 1 count of theft. 3 others remain on Police Bail pending further enquiries.


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