Appeal for witnesses after e-scooter is stolen in park robbery
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Detectives in East Leicester are appealing for information after an e-scooter was stolen from two boys in Spinney Hill Park.
The incident happened at around 7.45pm on Thursday 23rd June. Two boys, aged 13, were approached by a group who asked if they could use the e-scooter. When they were told they could not, one of the boys was pushed off the scooter, which was then taken. Neither boy was seriously injured during the incident.
Detective Constable Rachel Tidmarsh, the investigating officer, said: “Please cast your mind back to that Thursday evening. Did you see what happened? Did you see a group of youths in the park? What do you remember?
“I would also ask anyone who has seen the e-scooter pictured – either in person or listed for sale – to come forward. It’s grey and has the word ‘BIRD’ written on it in white writing with a black border.
“Any information you have could help my investigation.”
We would like to remind our communities that riding an e-scooter in a public place is an illegal offence. It is, however, legal to use a rental e-scooter on a public road or cycle lane, provided you have the correct licence and follow road traffic regulations