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Warning after motorbike stolen from Nottingham city car park

Vehicle owners are being urged to consider installing an innovative tracking system after a stolen motorcycle was recovered by officers within minutes.

The bike was taken from a car park in Nottingham city centre but tracked down and recovered by response officers less than an hour later.

A 23-year-old man and a 26-year-old man were swiftly arrested when officers attended an address in Nottingham.

The Triumph motorcycle had been fitted with a tracker as part of an initiative involving Nottinghamshire Police and Tracker, a company which is affiliated to all UK police forces.

Inspector Rob Lawton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The speed with which the motorbike was recovered and suspects arrested was a great piece of police work by the officers involved.

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“It also highlights how important tracking technology can be when investigating vehicle theft.

“We understand as a force that vehicle theft can have a devastating impact on people, not only emotionally but financially too.

“Alongside our partners we are committed to making Nottinghamshire a safer place to live and to help deter criminal behaviour by promoting crime prevention.”

Steve Whittaker, police liaison manager for Tracker, said: “If your vehicle has got one of these trackers police will recover it for us and there is a 96 per cent successful recovery rate.

“The trackers work using GPS and VHF technology and can be fitted to motorcycles, cars, vans, motorhomes and other vehicles.

“It uses military grade technology so criminals cannot block the tracker.”

In the recent incident, the motorcycle was stolen from the NCP car park on Stoney Street, Nottingham.

The 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of the theft of a motor vehicle and released under investigation after the incident on June 14 2022 at around 6pm.

The 26-year-old was arrested on two counts of suspicion of the theft of a motor vehicle and released under investigation.

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