On Air Night Flight | 1:00am - 5:00am

Fewer stolen motorbikes in Liverpool during TT fortnight

Police operation helps cut motorcycle thefts from 23 to 9

An operation to stop thieves targeting TT visitors in Liverpool helped cut the number of motorbikes being stolen by more than 50%.

Merseyside Police recorded 23 thefts during the TT fortnight in 2017, but a drive to protect visitors while they wait for the ferry saw just nine thefts this year.

The campaign also resulted in three arrests.

Sergeant Dave Yorke from the Matrix Roads Policing hopes to reduce thefts further in 2019:

More from Isle of Man News