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Police issue warning to motorcyclists following increase in thefts in the Moorlands

Police in the Staffordshire Moorlands are warning after an increase in reports of motorcycle thefts in the district.

Staffordshire Moorlands PCSO Micheal Simcock said

“We have had increase in reports of motorcycle thefts in and around the Staffordshire Moorlands area, so please make sure your bike is secure if you're leaving it in a public area or when you store it at home, as thefts of this kind are often opportunistic.”

Police are offering advice on how to help protect your motorcycle:

Trace: Consider tracking, forensic marking, visible warning labels, and recording any chassis or serial numbers.


Lock: Use a taut chain lock through the rear wheel and frame, a disc lock on the front, and a d-lock or heavy-duty chain on the front wheel to secure it to an anchor point.


Cover: Use a cover to conceal your bike and deter thieves, and lock it in a garage or outbuilding where possible.

It comes as police are appealing following a theft in Westwood Heath road, Leek

Police issued the following appeal

“At around 04:20 am this morning, Sunday 19th November a 22 plate red Honda CRF motorbike has been stolen from a secure residential garage on Westwood Heath Road, Leek.  Also stolen was an electric push bike and a number of hand tools.    

If you know the whereabout of the stolen bikes and tools please make contact via 101 or via social media, quoting incident 0152 of 19/11/2023 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on telephone 0800 555 111”

The Red Honda CRF is pictured below


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