Search for teenager underway after motorbike snatched in street

A motorbike was stolen after it was left unattended in a street for just moments.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 5:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 1:09 am

Northumbria Police is investigating after the bike was stolen from Woodlea Close, off the A182 Houghton Road, in Hetton, at about 4.15pm yesterday, Thursday, January 2.

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A force spokesperson said: “It was reported that the motorcycle had briefly been left unattended when it was stolen by a teenager wearing a dark tracksuit and a hat.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police on 101 quoting log 727 02/01/19.

The incident happened in Woodlea Close in Hetton. Image copyright Google Maps.