Off-road bike seized in Sunderland as police officers patrol the area

Police officers in Sunderland have seized an abandoned off-road bike as part of their patrols.

Sunday, 30th May 2021, 2:44 pm
A bike seized as part of Operation Eagle on Sunday, May 30. Picture: Sunderland Police.

Ryhope and Grangetown neighbourhood officers seized the vehicle while out on patrol on Sunday, May 30.

The bike, which is believed to have been abandoned by the rider after they couldn’t get it started, was found near to Ryhope Boxing Club.

Sunderland Police shared details on Twitter, along with a picture of the seized bike.

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The statement said: “Your Ryhope and Grangetown Neighbourhood Officers have been out on Op Eagle patrols in Sunderland today, seizing an off-road bike which was abandoned by the rider, near to the Ryhope Boxing Club, after they couldn't get it restarted. “

Operation Eagle was launched in July last year, as a collaboration between Northumbria Police and Sunderland City Council to tackle off-road riders who have been putting members of the public at risk in the Ryhope and Doxford areas of the city.

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