A STOLEN scooter has been recovered by police after being found in Little Lever.

A PCSO was out patrolling in the area when he spotted the vehicle on Third Avenue.

The scooter's details were checked and it was discovered that it was registered as being reported as being stolen.

Arrangements were then made for it to be recovered.

A Greater Manchester Police Bolton North spokesman said: "While on foot patrol in Little Lever, PCSO 65005 came across a scooter partially covered on Third Avenue.

Checks were conducted and the scooter was established to be an outstanding stolen.

"The scooter has now been recovered."