POLICE officers have detained and questioned a teenager after recovering a stolen motorbike in Liverpool.

At around 11.45am today, Wednesday a PCSO sighted a Lexmoto Adrenaline motorcycle being ridden illegally in the area of Duchy Fields on Highbank Drive in Garston.

The teenager from Garston was detained at the scene. He was taken home by the PCSO and voluntarily attended a police station to be questioned on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, driving with no insurance, and driving with no licence.

The teen been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

The bike was stolen in a burglary at an address in Runcorn in March and it will now be reunited with its owner.

Community policing inspector Paul Holden said: “It is through quick-witted work of one of our officers that this stolen bike was sighted, stopped, recovered and will be returned to the rightful owner.

“We take all reports of suspected illegal driving extremely seriously, as they all have a potential to cause serious harm, distress and damage to those who live and work in our community.

“Keep coming forward with information and we will take positive action to keep the streets as safe as possible for the vast majority of law-abiding road users.”

Anyone with information on suspected burglary or the criminal use of vehicles can contact @MerPolCC.

Call 999 if a crime is in progress, or pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.