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You're twice as likely to have your motorcycle or scooter stolen now than you were 5 years ago. The risk is increasing daily. Unfortunately no lock or chain on the market can resist a determined bike thief, but the object of locking your bike properly is to prevent...

Suffolk motorcycle thief gets 3 years

This week, a Bury St. Edmunds man was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing motorcycles valued at £30,000. This jail term should ease the minds of bikers in Suffolk. Ricky Davis, who was accused of stealing three motorcycles, pleaded guilty in a prior hearing ...

The Best Motorcycle Ground Anchors

First published: 28th September 2018 Last updated: 26th October 2022 Ground anchors are a superb anti-theft devices for your motorcycle or scooter. Multiple locks won't stop your bike from being lifted into a van by a few scrotes - but if your motorcycle is chained to a...

OpVenice seize £1m cash

The Met Police Operation Venice team, who tackle scooter, moped and motorcycle crime have sized one-million pounds in cash. The huge haul came after officers stopped and searched a suspect in Muswell Hill, London on Tuesday 26th May. The 31-year old suspect, presumably ...

Police get backing for tactical contact

Police watchdogs have called tactical force against moped thieves as a “legitimate use of force” for those officers that have had specialist training which is a huge boost in the fight against motorcycle crime. The IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct) has issued...

Royal aide mugged for her £25,000 Rolex

One of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite designers, Amanda Wakeley, has been robbed of her watch by a moped gang in Kensington. A photograph of the attackers was posted to the Instagram account of her partner and financial PR adviser, Hugh Morrison, showing the men o...

Moped mugger Ashley Smith badly beaten by cell mate

Ashley Smith, a carjacker who tried robbing Arsenal player Mesut Ozil, has been filmed being brutally beaten by a fellow inmate while in prison. The clip, shared on WhatsApp by other prisoners, shows Smith begging for mercy as the knife-wielding inmate continued his att...

Lawless scumbags raid Manchester petrol station A group of around 50 feral youths raided a Shell petrol station in Manchester last night, stealing hundreds of pounds worth of stock. The group, riding stolen motorcycles and scooters, arrived en masse and can be seen crowding...

Councillor foils scooter theft

A Southwark Councillor helped reunite a bike with its owner after witnessing three young people walking along with a scooter – minutes after meeting with the police about motorbike thefts in the district. Liberal Democrat councilor Graham Neale of the Draper Estate, who...

Using your horse to steal a motorcycle

We've seen a lot of weird motorbike thefts here on Bikers United but this one tops them all. This KTM Duke 125 was stolen in Dartford today. Following the spur of the moment theft, the thieves made off with the bike, using one-horse power. The theft, captured on CCTV sh...

Tactical contact halves London moped crime

MOPED enabled crime has halved in London since the police have started using tactical contact to knock suspects from scooters, mopeds and motorbikes. 'Moped enabled crime' which is the phrase used for anyone using a motorcycle or scooter to carry out thefts, such as ste...
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