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Arrests after two stolen motorbikes recovered

Police officers arrested three suspects.

Operation Reacher officers were on mobile patrol in Sutton-in-Ashfield when they received information that a motorbike stolen overnight from an address in Derbyshire was believed to be in the Mansfield area.

Following further enquiries police attended an address in Tuckers Lane where they found a group of people in a garden stood around two motorbikes.

Various people ran from the address but three suspects were swiftly detained and two stolen bikes were recovered at the scene. The other bike found was reported stolen from an address in Nottingham.

One of the officers was assaulted after she was pushed to her chest during the incident on Thursday afternoon (27 January 2022).

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A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

A 20-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were detained on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

It was the latest example of positive crime-fighting action involving members of Ashfield’s dedicated Operation Reacher team – one of 12 such specialist teams introduced by Nottinghamshire Police to help crack down on crime in neighbourhoods across the force footprint.

Inspector Paul Lefford, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great example of the dedication shown by our officers day-in and day-out to tackle criminality in our communities and seek justice for victims of crime.

“Thanks to the efforts of tenacious officers we managed to retrieve two stolen motorbikes and arrest three suspects in connection with their theft.

“This case also goes to show that our officers are always on the look-out and we will do everything we can to crack down on vehicle crime.”

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