Mobility scooters targeted by criminals in Bridlington

PCSO Mark White
PCSO Mark White

A BRIDLINGTON PCSO fears mobility scooters in the town could be targeted by criminals after numerous incidents in recent weeks.

Two scooters were stolen in a week, and a third damaged, leading PCSO Mark White to warn owners to be vigilant.

Between 10pm November 7 and 8.30am on November 8, a four wheeled red Pride mobility scooter, with a black leather seat, was stolen from outside an address on Marshall Avenue.

And between 11pm on November 9 and 10.30am on November 10, a brand new mobility scooter valued at £2900 was stolen from outside a property on Summerfield Road.

This scooter was a white Pattison Medical Ltd mobility scooter, and was chained to a post outside the address. Thieves cut off the chain before making away with the scooter.

Then, also on November 9, a Peugeot Speedfight motor scooter was damaged outside a property on Carnaby Avenue. The rear light was smashed and a screw holding the number plate was removed.

This comes as other scooters have been targeted in recent months.

PCSO White said: “Because they were on different dates I can not say for sure that they were linked, but there have been four thefts of motor scooters I believe, in the last couple of weeks, so obviously they are being targeted either for scrap or resale outside of the area.”

PCSO White will be holding a surgery on Satruday, November 24 between 3pm and 4pm at the Cop Shop on Quay Roadand he advises anyone with concerns about scooters, or any other matters, to go along.

In the meantime, anyone with information about these incidents can contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101. For the Marshall Avenue theft, quote crime reference number CW/1940640/12, for the Summerfield Road theft quote CW/1941073/12

and for the Carnaby Avenue damage, quote CW/1940998/12.

PCSO White will hold two further surgeries, on Saturday December 1 from 2pm to 4pm, and Thursday December 6 from 12 noon to 2pm, both in the Promenades Shopping centre.