Police are investigating a spate of motorbike thefts in West Cumbria.

They all happened overnight on February 21 into February 22, police said, and included: 

  • The theft of a Suzuki SV, registration PX70 LDV, from Esk Avenue, Whitehaven. This vehicle is still missing.
  • The theft of a Honda CBR 600 from Sneckyeat Road, Whitehaven. This was recovered.
  • The theft of a Kawasaki 635 from Calder Avenue, Whitehaven. This was recovered.
  • The theft of a Svartpilen, registration WM23 CYU, from Moor Row. This vehicle is still missing.

Officers said they are appealing for anyone with information about the thefts – or who may have seen the motorbikes - to come forward.

On the issue of motorcycle theft in general, police are offering the following advice:

  • If you drive an older vehicle, getting an alarm professionally fitted will help secure your vehicle.  
  • Consider adding additional security to your bike, such as brake disc locks.
  • If your home has a driveway or a garage, use it. Vehicles parked off-street and in well-lit areas are far less likely to be stolen than those parked on the road.
  • When away from home, try and leave your vehicle in a secure car park.
  • Ensure that full details of the bike, including security numbers are stored.

Report any suspicious activity – or pass on any relevant information - online at: www.cumbria.police.uk/reportit

You can also phone on 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.