Police have seized a motorcycle after spotting the driver riding along a footpath in Farnworth town centre.

Greater Manchester Police’s (GMP) Motorcycle Unit say they saw the rider outside Home Bargains.

Officers say that following checks the rider reportedly has no insurance or licence, and they have since reported the rider.

An image supplied by police shows two police motorbikes with the seized blue and white motorcycle.

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A spokesperson for GMP Traffic said: “The rider of this motorcycle was seen by GMP Motorcycle Unit riding along the footpath outside Home Bargains, Farnworth. 

Vehicle stopped Bolton Road. 

“Rider had no licence or insurance.

“Vehicle seized and rider reported.”

It comes amid recurring concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour on the roads across Bolton involving both motorbikes and cars.

Anyone who would like to report a crime should call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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