Two arrested as bikes and suspected drugs seized in Huyton

Merseyside Police has arrested two people after the rider of a scrambler bike led officers to the discovery of large quantities of Class A and B drugs at a property in Huyton.

At around 5pm on Monday, 27 May, officers were on patrol in the Hillside Avenue area when they spotted a male riding a scrambler bike in an anti-social and dangerous manner.

The rider fled the scene shortly afterwards, but officers continued to make inquiries into the incident and it led to the search of a nearby property believed to be linked to the scrambler bike.

During the search, officers discovered suspected stolen mountain bikes, a quad bike as well as large quantities of cannabis and cocaine.

A 35-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man, both from Huyton, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug (cocaine) and Class B drugs (cannabis resin and ketamine) and handling stolen goods. They both remain in police custody and will be questioned.

Superintendent Karl Baldwin said, “We know how frustrating the anti-social use of scrambler bikes and mopeds can be for our communities.

“The offenders who ride them anti-socially not only pose a threat to other road users and pedestrians, they risk their own safety by riding too fast, through red lights and often without a helmet.

“The use of these bikes in Merseyside can also be linked to drugs supply and organised crime groups as a means to transport illegal substances and weapons around our communities.

“Operation Brookdale is our ongoing commitment to eradicating the harm that illegal and anti-social use of off-road bikes cause to the communities in Merseyside.

“Our best chance of removing this threat is always to know where bikes are being stored before they get out on the streets.

“If you know where bikes are being stored, either in homes, storage units or elsewhere, please come forward and we will act on all information provided. You can contact us either directly or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Anyone with information on where stolen bikes are being stored or those being ridden in a dangerous or antisocial manner should contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

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