A stolen motorbike was found by police in Bolton earlier today, with officers now pledging to reunite it with its rightful owner.

The motorbike was found by officers on patrol in Farnworth on Monday who say they will use forensics to try and find the owner it was stolen from.

As yet, no arrests have been reported in connection with the initial theft of the motorbike nor have police released further details about where they believe it was stolen from.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Officers have located this stolen motorbike in Farnworth today, it has now been recovered for forensics and will then be re-united with its owner.

“Keep telling us what crime is happening in your area so that we can combat it.”

Police have released and image of the stolen motorbike, and have encouraged anyone with any information to come forward.

This comes after several recent concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour on the roads, including vehicle thefts, in recent months.

Anyone with any concerns about crime on the roads or about problem driving can call police on 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.

Alternatively, witnesses can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.