Two riders seriously injured in South Shields crash as search ongoing to find motorcycle taken from the scene

Two motorcycle riders were taken to hospital with serious injuries following a South Shields crash.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 1:51 pm

A search is now ongoing to find the motorcycle involved in the crash which was taken from the scene by unknown individuals before police arrived.

At about 11.40am on Saturday, March 6, police were called to a collision involving a Vauxhall Astra and an off-road motorcycle at the junction of Whiteleas Way and Hogarth Road, in South Shields

Emergency services attended and found two males – rider and pillion passenger - with serious but non-life threatening injuries and were taken to hospital.

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A picture of the bike believed to have been involved in the crash
A picture of the bike believed to have been involved in the crash

An investigation since has been launched to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision and detectives are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

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Officers are particularly interested in any information regarding the whereabouts of the motorcycle in the immediate aftermath of the collision.

It is understood that unknown individuals removed the bike and took it away from the scene of the collision before police arrived.

Detectives have also now share a picture of the bike believed to have been involved in the Saturday morning crash.

Anybody who was travelling in the area who may have dashcam footage or personal CCTV systems is also asked to get in touch.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, the aftermath or may have information that can assist officers in their investigation should contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the force’s website or by calling 101 quoting log 358 060321.

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