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Three arrested after quad bike thefts in Dales

Three arrested after quad bike thefts in Dales

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 3:35pm 2nd April 2020.

Three people were arrested in connection with stealing quad bikes, in two separate incidents in the Yorkshire Dales last week.  

  • North Yorkshire Police arrested three people in connection with stealing quad bikes.
  • It's after two separate incidents last week.  
  • They are appealing for information in connection with a third incident.  

A 21 year-old man and a 22 year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary after a quad bike was driven at speed through Burnsall, around 8.30pm on Thursday.  The man was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving, and possession of cannabis. They have been released under investigation.

On Friday, a quad bike crashed into a hedge near Addingham shortly after 3pm.    A man was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, driving without a licence, and driving without insurance.  He has now appeared in court.  

Another quad bike was stolen from Langthorne near Bedale on Sunday, between 9.30pm and midnight.  Police are appealing for information in connection.  

Inspector Matt Hagen, of North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce, said:

“With the vast majority of people doing their bit to help stop the spread of coronavirus, it’s almost beyond belief that thieves would continue to prey on rural areas, targeting quad bikes and other high-value equipment.

“Fortunately, here in North Yorkshire, police officers work really closely with our rural communities, and people are used to keeping an eye out for one another. That community spirit, and great relationship between the police and the public, has led to three arrests and two bikes recovered last week.

“With lambing season in full swing, many farmers rely on their quads for their work at this time of year. And with restrictions in place due to coronavirus, it’s more important than ever that farmers can keep working to put food on our tables. So we’ll continue to target thieves who come to North Yorkshire looking to steal quads, and I’d ask people to continue to contact us with information about suspicious activity."