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Two charged following theft of motorbikes in West Lancashire

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

We have charged two people following the theft of motorbikes in the West Lancashire area.

We were called at around 4.25pm on Sunday (25th February, 2024) to reports of an attempted theft of a vehicle in Roby Mill. It was reported a group of youths tried to take a motorbike from the address before being disturbed.

Soon after, officers have attempted to stop a motorbike being driven erratically and, following a foot chase, a man and a teenager have been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motorbike and a number of driving offences.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Ben Rowlands, 18, of Flordon, Skelmersdale is charged with arson, aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving and a 17 year old from Skelmersdale is charged with aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving and driving without a license and insurance.

Both will appear in court today.