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Crackdown on stolen motorbikes continues

Tuesday 22 January

 

This week two more motorbikes have been seized as part of an ongoing operation in Kirkby by Ashfield District Council.  This means in just a few weeks SIX stolen motorbikes causing misery for residents have been seized on the Coxmoor Estate alone.

In the first incident, two males aged around 12-14 years old were spotted riding the motor bike down Beacon Drive, Kirkby in Ashfield. Abandoning the Motorbike on Holiday’s Hill when they saw the Council’s Community Protection van. The bike was retained by the Community Protection Officers and passed to Nottinghamshire Police for further investigation.

In the second incident two males aged around 18-20 years old were seen pushing a scooter down Park Lane, Kirkby in Ashfield. On stopping them, Community Protection Officers enquired about the scooter which they stated had been bought from a male on the Coxmoor Estate. Officers contacted the Police and the bike had been registered as stolen. Officers retained the bike until the police removed it for further investigation.

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council says “These are just two more examples of the Council’s Community Protection Officers seizing stolen motorbikes in the Coxmoor area. This is the sixth in the past two months. Following concerns from residents in the summer, a multi-agency task force was set up to get to grips with crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

“We are committed to reducing anti-social behaviour on Coxmoor and across the Ashfield District.  We are working closely with the Police on a number of initiatives. The fact that 55 police response officers are now based in Kirkby continue to makes a real difference in the fight against crime.

“Last month a day of action on the estate resulted in the arrest of a known trouble causer and we’ve already received feedback from residents on the positive changes that are taking place on the estate. We will continue to work closely with the police and residents of Coxmoor and believe we’re on track to make Coxmoor a place where residents feel safe and proud to live.”