An appeal is underway to help identify a group of people and several suspected stolen motorbikes.

The men are believed to have been seen around the Little Hulton and Walkden areas, while police have also referred to damage done to several of their vehicles.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police’s Little Hulton, Walkden, Ellenbrook and Worsley district have supplied images showing four balaclava clad people riding two motorbikes.

A spokesperson said: “Greater Manchester Police are looking for your help in identifying the persons in the photos or where their distinct stolen bikes are being stored.”

The Bolton News: Anyone with any information has been urged to come forwardAnyone with any information has been urged to come forward (Image: GMP)

This comes amid long running concerns about crime on the roads in Bolton and further afield across Greater Manchester in recent months including cases of car theft, dangerous driving, driving without licences and driving without insurance.

Police have also reported recent cases of drink driving and drug driving.

The Bolton News: An investigation is underwayAn investigation is underway (Image: GMP)

Officers have urged anyone with any concerns about crime or anti-social behaviour on the roads or otherwise in their communities to get in touch

Anyone with any information about the motorbikes or their riders can contact police on 101.

Alternatively, witnesses can contact independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

The police spokesperson said: “Please quote CRI/06FF/0018036/23, which refers to damage of several police patrol vehicles which is a targeted attack on the service.”