Police appeal over stolen mopeds being ridden ‘dangerously’

Lincolnshire Police.
Lincolnshire Police.
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Police investigating the thefts of two mopeds in the Skegness area are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the offenders on the vehicles.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said the mopeds, one black and one yellow, were stolen locally and subsequently seen on Tuesday, November 18, being ridden ‘dangerously’ on the A52 between Ingoldmells and Winthorpe, toward Skegness, ‘cutting up cars and riding in the face of oncoming traffic’.

Police were alerted and, between 3pm and 3.30pm that afternoon, the yellow scooter was eventually stopped near Butlins, Ingoldmells, and the black scooter was stopped on the beach at North Parade, Skegness, after it took to the promenade at the top of North Shore Road, Skegness.

Two men, a 19-year-old from Friskney and an 18-year-old from Skegness, were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including vehicle theft, failing to stop, and having no licence and insurance.

Both were later released on police bail until January 15 to allow enquiries to continue.

PC Andy Beard said: “I am particularly wanting to speak to any drivers who had to take evasive action, or felt put at risk by the manner in which the mopeds were being ridden. I would also like to hear from any dog walkers, pedestrians or cyclists who were on the North Shore Bracing when the black moped took to the pathways.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Beard by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 238 of November 18. Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.