POLICE officers recovered a stolen bike that had been hidden in some bushes.

This week Greater Manchester Police officers in Farnworth were told about an abandoned motorbike laying on its side behind bushes by a member of the public.

When officers investigated the motorbike they discovered it was one that had been reported stolen in November.

Posting on Twitter about the incident, officers said: "Local resident from Farnworth spotted a motorbike hidden in the undergrowth.

"Enquiries show it as a stolen bike from November.

"Bike now recovered.

"Thanks for the call."