Officers thank public for assisting in Folkestone arrest
Kent Police has thanked members of the public who assisted in the arrest of a suspected motorbike thief.
Officers were called at around 10.15pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020 after a group of men were seen attempting to steal a motorbike in the Black Bull Road area of Folkestone.
Local residents had seen the group running from the scene and directed officers to where a man was hiding.
A 19-year-old man from Folkestone was arrested on suspicion of attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
He has since been released under investigation and enquiries continue into those involved in the incident.
PC Glenn Day, of Folkestone’s Local Policing Team, said: ‘We’d like to thank the members of the public who interrupted this offence and aided in the arrest.
‘In light of this incident, I would like to encourage moped and motorbike owners in the area to make sure their bikes are locked and covered and, if possible, parked in an area covered by CCTV.
”Anyone with information about this incident should call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/57252/20.’