Teenager charged in connection with 28 motorcycle theft offences

The 14-year-old will appear in court at a later date.

Teenager charged in connection with 28 motorcycle theft offences across Edinburgh iStock
The charges included numerous counts of theft as well as a number of road traffic offences.

A teenager has been charged in connection with 28 motorcycle theft offences across Edinburgh.

The 14-year-old was charged on Tuesday, July 5, by officers from Police Scotland’s Operation Soteria team – the force’s divisional response to significant community concerns linked to the theft and antisocial use of motorcycles across the city.

The charges included numerous counts of theft as well as a number of road traffic offences.

He is reportedly subject to several “significant conditions” to prevent further involvement in criminality – though police did not specify what these were.

He will appear in court at a later date.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, a 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged for 28 offences relating to the theft of motorcycles throughout Edinburgh. These charges included numerous counts of theft, as well as a number of road traffic offences.

“He will appear in court at a later date and is subject to several significant conditions to prevent further involvement in criminality.

“OpSoteria is our divisional response to significant community concerns linked to the theft and antisocial use of motorcycles across the city.

“Anyone with information about motorcycle crime or the dangerous use of motorcycles in the city can speak to officers confidentially and anonymously on 101, or through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”