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Boy arrested for Southampton motorcycle theft

A boy has been arrested for the theft of a motorcycle in Southampton yesterday (10 May)


While out on patrol looking for stolen motorbikes, officers from the Southampton West Neighbourhoods Policing Team discovered a recently used motorcycle with a missing number plate in Bransbury Close.


Shortly afterwards, at 5.11pm, a 17-year-old boy from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.


A search was carried out of his home address and items seized included mobile phones, weighing scales and a box containing a white powder.


Today he was further arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled Class A drug.


He was released under investigation while enquiries continue.


The motorbike’s owner was contacted and will be reunited with his property.


If you have any information about stolen motorcycles in Southampton, including those involved and where they are being stored, please contact police on 101 or report online.