Police make further arrest in motorcross bike theft probe

Police have arrested a man as part of the ongoing probe into motorcross bike theft in East Lothian, West Lothian and Fife.

Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 1:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 1:07 pm
Police are investigating motorcross bike theft.

The arrest was made after officers from the Community Investigation Unit in Musselburgh carried out a search of a property in Allan Terrace in Dalkeith.

A number of evidential items were seized from the property and an off-road motorcycle was also recovered during the search.

Officers are now carrying out inquiries to establish ownershiip of the bike.

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A 28-year-old man has been charged and will appear at court at a later date.

Detective Sergeant Cameron Walker from the CIU in Musselburgh said: “We are committed to tackling acquisitive crimes in all forms and our inquiries into the theft of motorcross bikes and equipment will continue.

“We are getting lots of vital support from the motorcross community and I want to thank them for all the assistance they’ve provided so far with our investigation.

“If you wish to provide any information relevant to similar offences then please contact us on 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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