Man charged and others arrested in connection with moped theft in Broadstairs

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A Margate man has been charged and further arrests made in connection with a moped theft in Broadstairs.

Kent Police received a report that the moped had been stolen overnight on Thursday 3 August.

Following enquiries to identify potential offenders, neighbourhood beat officers worked together with the Thanet Victim Based Crime Team and recovered the vehicle.

On Thursday 10 August, officers made two arrests in the morning and a further two arrests later the same day when, during enquiries, a driver refused to stop for officers when requested to do so.

A 24-year-old man from Ramsgate was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop and other driving offences. He has been released on bail until 7 November.

A 22-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. He has been released on bail until 9 November.

A 23-year-old man from Margate was arrested but later released without charge.

Lewis Tedham, 24, of Laleham Road, Margate, was charged today (August 11) with handling stolen goods. He was remanded in custody to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court.

The arrests are part of the force’s continuing work against vehicle crime and anti-social behaviour to provide a Safer Summer across the county.

Officers are reminding motorbike and moped owners to lock, chain and cover their vehicles and to consider fitting an alarm as an added deterrent to thieves.

  • Owners should also mark as many parts of their bike as possible, to make them easier to recover if stolen.
  • Parking the vehicle in a shed or a well-lit area, ideally covered by CCTV, will also help keep vehicles safe.

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