Motorbike thief escapes helicopter search

Posted On 12 Feb 2019 at 10:58 am

Picture of NPAS Redhill by PC John Winter/Sussex Police

A thief who stole a motorbike from Brighton yesterday afternoon managed to escape despite being pursued by the police helicopter for two hours.

The bike was reported stolen from Baker Street off London Road at 1.35pm on Monday.

NPAS Redhill was scrambled in pursuit of the thief, and was seen hovering over the Queens Park and Elm Grove area for about two hours.

However, the thief was not caught.

A police spokesman said enquiries were ongoing.

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