Police helicopter helps find teenage boys accused of motorbike theft in Long Eaton
TWO teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of stealing a motorbike from outside a house in Long Eaton.
The youths, both aged 15, were caught by police in Royal Avenue after a chase that involved the victim and the force's helicopter.
A force spokesman said the owner of the bike heard a banging noise outside his home in Bennett Street at 8.30pm last night.
He looked outside to see two youths wheeling away his pit bike.
The victim chased the pair on to Dockholm Road, dialling 999 as he did so.
They crossed a canal path and on to a footpath that runs adjacent to the canal.
A police spokesman said: "The bike owner caught up with the two and was threatened by one of them so he backed off.
"The helicopter helped track the two who had tried to escape into some bushes and then on to Royal Avenue where an officer arrested them."
The bike was recovered and one of the 15-year-old boys was also arrested on suspicion on possessing cannabis.
Both are being questioned today.