A stolen motorbike has been recovered by police in Little Lever.

On Saturday, the force said police community support officer Jackson was told about an abandoned bike by a resident while officers met residents in a ‘street surgery’ session on Fifth Avenue, in Little Lever.

The bike, which was less than a year old, was taken away by a recovery vehicle.

It will now have to be scrapped due to the damage it has sustained.

The Bolton News: The bike was less than a year oldThe bike was less than a year old (Image: GMP)

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On Facebook, GMP Bolton South posted: “Whilst conducting a street surgery on Fifth Avenue, PCSO Jackson was made aware by a local resident that a motorcycle had been abandoned.

“Enquiries were conducted, revealing it to be an outstanding stolen from Wigan.

“The motorcycle was less than 12 months old and due to the damage it will have to be scrapped resulting in the victim being at a loss and inconvenienced.

“Anti social behaviour on motorcycles across Little Lever is unacceptable and affects the wider community.

“With the assistance from Little Lever residents we can build a wider picture on tackling the issues affecting the village.

“Any information can be provided through the usual 101/online reports or anonymous information can be sent via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or feel free to email 65429@gmp.police.uk.”

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