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Two arrested in connection with the theft of a motocross bike have been released from custody

News   •   Jul 19, 2019 13:40 BST

Two people arrested at a Brighton primary school have been released from custody.

Sussex Police arrested a man and a teenage boy in the car park of Bevendean primary school on Wednesday morning (July 17) following reports of a motocross vehicle being stolen elsewhere in Brighton at 2.30am.

The owner of the bike reported the theft to police at 6.38am of the same day, saying that he had been threatened with a hammer and a knife when he attempted to retrieve the bike from a van in the Stanmer Park area, where he thought the bike had been taken to. Police responded to the reported threat of violence and acted on the vehicle description and individual named.

A 20-year-old man from Hove was arrested on suspicion of robbery and theft of a motor vehicle and a 16-year-old boy from Hove was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, they have since been released without charge.

Anyone with information to aid the police investigation is asked to report online or call 101 quoting 256 of 17/07.

Author: Hannah Butt
REF: SXP55062/2019