Barking and Dagenham police seize stolen bikes

Police recovered two stolen bikes during a raid of run-down garages.

The 1,000cc Suzuki and the 125cc dirt bike had been ridden by people who caused misery for Marks Gate residents.

The 125cc scrambler has been returned to its owner but the Suzuki, linked to a failure to stop at the roadside, may be destroyed, police said.

Sgt Rob Bell said: “These vehicles are not only the proceeds of theft, they have also been involved in anti-social behaviour in the Marks Gate area.”

The garages off Rose Hatch Lane have been reclaimed by the council and no arrests have been made in connection with the stolen bikes.