Fleeing suspect arrested after falling from stolen motorcycle on Doncaster estate

A suspect who tried to flee from police on a stolen motorcycle was arrested after he fell off the bike on a Doncaster estate.

Sunday, 19th April 2020, 8:34 am
Updated Sunday, 19th April 2020, 8:35 am

Officers from South Yorkshire Police spotted the rogue rider last night after noticing he had false number plates, and was actually on a motorbike that was stolen nearly a year ago.

South Yorkshire Police released a picture of the motorcycle that they had recovered and a spokesman said this morning: “We have concentrated on patrolling Doncaster overnight.

“The motorcycle was stolen from Sheffield in mid 2019. It was wearing a false number plate and a primitive switch for the ignition.

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This stolen motorcycle was confiscated by police after its rider fell off last night

“It wasn't as primitive as the riders motorcycling abilities though as he eventually fell off in Cantley and was arrested. He's been charged with numerous offences.”

It was one of a number of motorbikes that were recovered by officers last night either because the rider had no insurance or no license, or because the vehicle had failed to stop for officers.

Officers also issued three notices for contraventions of the new regulations relating to Covid19. Two were two people who had driven from Derby to Sheffield to view a kitchen for sale at 11pm. The other one to a lad just out for a drive at 4.30am with no license or insurance.

The spokesman addd: “We are still out there all day and all night and we will continue to target those who cause the most harm on the roads. The message is simple. #StayHomeSaveLives.”

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