92 Scrambler Bikes recovered
aster search warrants executed in Bootle
MERSEYSIDE Police's Matrix officers
have executed a total of 25 warrants and recovered 92 bikes after search
warrants were executed in Bootle. Matrix Officers are reported to have found
them at a container site, off Derby Road, Bootle, as a result of community and
Police led intelligence. The bikes include:- scrambler bikes, quad bikes, mini
scrambler bikes and high-powered superbikes. Tests have so far established that
8 of the bikes are stolen. Examinations are ongoing on the remainder of the
bikes. The stolen bikes recovered so far include:-
► A BMW touring bike, stolen from Liverpool earlier
this year, prior to its owner boarding a ferry to the TT races on the Isle of
► A large quad bike, stolen in a burglary within Bootle, in May 2016.
► A KTM 350 scrambler bike, stolen during a robbery in St Helens, in 2016.
► A Kawasaki Quad bike stolen during a burglary at Rainford Recreation
Club, March 2016.
► A Yahama stolen from Nottingham area in 2011.
► A Suzuki quad bike stolen from Warrington in April 2017.
► A Kawasaki ZR 800 stolen from Birmingham area in May 2017.
► A Kawasaki scrambler bike stolen from the Derbyshire area, in December
A machete and masks were also recovered together with helmets, goggles, gloves
Detective Inspector Steve Reardon said:- "We will continue to take
pro-active action against those involved in the criminal use of scrambler bikes
on our roads and will do everything possible to locate and seize suspected
stolen or nuisance bikes and arrest those who are putting the safety of others
at risk. I would like to take this opportunity to reassure communities across
Merseyside that we understand their concerns about scrambler bikes and are
relentless in our efforts to tackle them. Such behaviour cannot and will not be
tolerated on the streets of Merseyside and our response reflects how seriously
we take this issue. I would urge anyone with information which could help us
take these bikes out of circulation and make our streets safer to keep coming
Anyone with information on who is using these bikes and where they are being
stored is urged to call:- 0151 777 3047 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800