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  • Scrambler bike youth with a ‘spotty face’ linked to burglaries 

    Kenny Parker

    TWO youths on a scrambler bike are suspected of being responsible for a series of burglaries in Lydiate and Maghull.

    The first report was at around 1.30pm on Wednesday, March 7, of a burglary at a house in Nedens Lane, Lydiate.

    Offenders tried to force their way into a house but were disturbed.

    Two youths described as around 17 years of age were seen making off on an orange off-road bike.

    Five minutes later a resident of a house on nearby Ridgeway Drive reported a youth described as “white, around 17 years old, slim, with shoulder length straggly black hair, spots, and dark clothes”, knocking on their door and asking for someone who was not known to the occupant.

    He then joined a second male on an orange off-road bike, who was wearing an orange helmet, and the two rode off towards the Shell garage.

    Later on that night, just after 8pm, an occupant of an address in Eastway, Maghull reported that they had arrived home to find entry had been forced and items including cash were stolen.

    Forensic, witness and CCTV enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

    Detective Inspector Robbie Moss said: “Due to the close proximity of these incidents, and mentions of an orange scrambler bike, we believe they may be linked.

    “We are carrying out extensive enquiries into all of these incidents. Our initial enquiries suggest two youths were seen in the proximity of the first two incidents, riding an orange scrambler bike, so if you saw this vehicle in the area, please let us know.

    “If you have seen any such bike and have CCTV or dash-cam footage, come forward and we will take action on every detail.

    “These offences took place during a forcewide operation on burglary, Operation Castle, which has been seeing successes on a daily basis.

    “Whenever burglaries take place, we are determined to find those responsible for such serious incidents and put them before the courts.

    “If communities keep giving us information, we will continue to take positive action and continue to make the streets safer.”

    Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 with incident numbers 18200050988 and 18200051323, contact @MerPolCC, or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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