Police appeal for witness in scooter theft investigation


A Friskney teenager is one of two arrested following a theft of mopeds in the Skegness area which police are investigating.

A police spokesman said the mopeds, one black and one yellow, were stolen and later seen on Tuesday being ridden dangerously on the A52 between Ingoldmells and Winthorpe, toward Skegness, cutting up cars and riding in the face of oncoming traffic.

The yellow scooter was later stopped between 3pm and 3.30pm near Butlins, in Ingoldmells, while the black scooter was stopped on the beach at North Parade, after it took to the promenade at the top of North Shore Road, Skegness.

The 19 year-old from Friskney, and an 18 year-old from Skegness, were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including vehicle theft, failing to stop, and having no licence and insurance. Both were later released on police bail until January 15 to allow enquiries to continue.

PC Andy Beard said: “I am particularly wanting to speak to any drivers who had to take evasive action, or felt put at risk by the manner in which the mopeds were being ridden. I would also like to hear from any dog walkers, pedestrians or cyclists who were on the North Shore Bracing when the black moped took to the pathways”.

Anyone with information should call PC Beard by dialling 101 and quoting the incident number. Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.