Motorcycle theft spate in Mansfield

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Officers are warning motorcycle owners to be on their guard following a rise in the number of thefts in the Mansfield area.

The warning comes following a recent spike in thefts of motorcycles which saw nine stolen in the Mansfield South area last month.

Addresses where bikes were stolen from include Burbage Court, Sudbury Court, Kedleston Walk, Argyle Street and Kings Walk.

Officers investigating the thefts are asking people to take precautions to help keep their motorcycle secure.

Insp Phil Sims of Nottinghamshire Police said: “The summer brings with it ideal weather for motorbike riders to hit the road.

“We know how much bikers love their motorcycle so we’re urging everyone who owns a bike to take precautions to prevent their ride from being stolen.

“Please follow our advice to help ensure you can enjoy your motorbike this summer.”

Some motorbikes and scooters are stolen to order, motorcycle owners are being urged to buy a Thatcham or Sold Secure approved electronic immobiliser, and have it professionally fitted.

They are also being advised to store their bike in a garage or a secure outbuilding, with a fixed or ground anchor to secure it to inside the building.