Devon motorcyclist arrested after hit and run crash

-Credit: (Image: Brixham Police)
-Credit: (Image: Brixham Police)

A motorcyclist has been arrested after a crash in Torbay this morning (May 25). The motorbike has also been seized by police.

This morning, police were called to reports of a crash on Bascombe Road between Brixham and Paignton. By the time officers arrived, a motorcyclist who is thought to have been involved in the collision had already fled the scene, according to police.

The motorbike was found to have been registered as off-road and was seized by police. Motorbikes and quad bikes must be approved, registered, taxed and have an MOT in order to be ridden on the road.

Brixham Police say they have located the rider of the vehicle and have arrested them on suspicion of multiple offences. It's unclear how many vehicles were involved in the crash and whether there have been any injuries.

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In a Facebook post, Brixham Police said: "This morning, officers attended a hit and run road traffic collision on Bascombe Road involving a motorcycle registered as off-road. The motorcycle was seized, and the rider was located and arrested for multiple offences."

Devon & Cornwall Police have said they are cracking down on dangerous driving throughout May. The initiative has been dubbed Operation Vortex and the force says it is aiming to reduce the number of collisions and casualties caused by inconsiderate driving.

During the first week of Operation Vortex, officers stopped 103 cars, seized 10 cars and made 10 arrests. They say there were eight mobile phone offences, three people driving while disqualified, one driver not wearing a seatbelt, five driving without due care and seven drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The most commonly reported offence in the first week were speeding offences, with 316 speeding offences detected by the Safety Camera Unit. There were a further 31 speeding offences, including two drivers travelling at speeds above 97 mph.