Arrests made in Padgett's theft investigation

MCE Insurance

A series of arrests have been made in Leeds this week in connection with the theft of motorcycles worth an estimated £100,000 from Padgett's Motorcycles, Yorkshire.

Thieves targeted 20 bikes of varying styles, age and value, some of which were part of Peter Padgett's personal collection dating back several decades.

A number of the bikes, stolen between December 20th and January 4th, have since been recovered. A 100cc Yamaha was found on The Nook, Tingley in late January, as was a QJ100 in another area of Leeds.

Two other motocross bikes were also found at an unspecified address in Morley.

Six men have been arrested and have since been released on bail pending further investigation.

DC Jim Calpin, from Kirklees CID, said: "Through our investigation into the thefts from Padgetts we have been able to recover a number of motorcycles, but our enquiries are still ongoing to obtain the rest of them for the owner. We are pleased that following successful lines of enquiry we have made six arrests over the past week.

"If anyone has any information about these thefts or the whereabouts of any of the stolen motorcycles, I would encourage them to contact myself via 101 quoting reference 13160004253, or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

06.03.2016 - MCE Insurance

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