Gang of bike thieves nabbed by police in Morecambe

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An organised gang of thieves were arrested after a police raid on a house which recovered bikes worth £80,000.

Police served a warrant at a house in Morecambe in connection with a warrant served in Lancaster two weeks ago as part of a large investigation.

Several members of the gang, who are from Bulgaria, are currently being questioned.

DS Simon Balderstone said: “This was an organised group who’ve been handling high value bikes stolen from Lancaster since the beginning of the year.

“We have pretty much managed to identify the owners of most of the stolen bikes and the vast majority we have managed to return to their rightful owners.

“Its relatively unusual in Morecambe and Lancaster to have an organised gang like this committing crimes, it’s not something you would expect.

“We have cracked it with intelligence led policing and it has been a pleasing and successful result for the victims.”

“We are still in the early stages of the investigation.”