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Motorbike recovered in Kidderminster following Bewdley burglary
2:01pm Thursday 8th November 2012 in News
A MOTORBIKE and other stolen property were recovered after police received a call from a member of the public following a house burglary at Bewdley last night.
Two motocross bikes, an orange KTM 150sx and a red Honda CR125, were stolen, along with other property including motorcycle helmets, after thieves broke into a house in Spencer Avenue some time after 10pm last night.
A man contacted the police after he saw the bikes being ridden without lights on the Bewdley Bypass towards Chessington Wood at around 2.30am today.
Soon after that officers spotted the bikes in Walter Nash Road at Birchen Coppice, Kidderminster. The stolen Honda was abandoned by the rider, who made off on foot while the KTM left the scene and has yet to be traced.
Police recovered the Honda along with a helmet, wallet and mobile phone stolen in the burglary.
Det Insp John Cashion of Kidderminster CID said today: "We are very grateful to the gentleman who called us immediately when he saw the motocross bikes being ridden in suspicious circumstances and this led to one of the machines being recovered, along with other property soon afterwards.
"Although the other bike is still outstanding we are continuing to investigate and following up a number of leads. I would urge anyone who may know where the KTM is or has any other information about the burglary in Spencer Avenue to call us without delay."
Officers can be contacted at Kidderminster CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the incident reference 30-S-081112, and details can also be passed on anonymously via the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.