Hull: Police tackling motorbike crime on the forecourt

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Hull: Police tackling motorbike crime on the forecourt

Possible petrol restrictions on illegal riders

 Illegal or unroadworthy motorbike? No number plate or helmet? Too young to ride? 

If so, then you might find it difficult to buy any petrol!

As part of Humberside Police’s continued initiative to tackle motorbike crime, they’re working with petrol station owners to look out for anyone who is riding a motorbike illegally and stop them from filling up.

They’re working to reduce motorbike theft and related crimes as part of our ongoing week of activity to highlight the work we’re doing as part of Operation Yellowfin.

Posters will be clearly displayed in petrol station forecourts alongside Crimestoppers ones to issue a warning to potential criminals to prevent them from trying to fuel up and ride off.

Crime Reduction Officer PC Andy Allen said: “One part of our initiative to reduce motorbike crime is to tackle it at the source.

“If an individual has stolen a bike, is riding illegally, or intends to commit a crime on a motorcycle or scooter then it’s difficult to ride away without any petrol in the tank.

“We are working alongside petrol station owners and encouraging them to look out for anyone who they think is suspicious, restrict or stop the sale of petrol to them, and report it to us.

“As with any offence of this nature working together to will help us detect and prevent crime and make our communities safer and stronger.”

If you want to report anything related to motorbike crime, have any information about a stolen bike, witness a crime occurring, or know of anyone who you suspect may be involved in motorcycle crime please call 101 quoting ‘Yellowfin’. That way the information can be processed more efficiently.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously. They just want to know what you know, not who you are.

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