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    Helmet-free motorbike thieves not pursued by police

    BBC News - Helmet-free motorbike thieves not pursued by police

    Police in Greater Manchester let three thieves drive away on stolen motorbikes - over fears for the safety of the riders who were not wearing helmets.

    Officers were ordered not to pursue the bikes which were stolen from a showroom in Altrincham early on Thursday.

    They instead watched as three people rode off on three bikes worth 17,000.

    Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the national policy on the pursuit of motorbikes had been followed. Two men were later arrested.

    Conservative Altrincham and Sale West MP Graham Brady criticised the decision to prevent the police from pursuing the trio, while shop owner Tony Crawford branded the policy "ridiculous".

    Mr Brady said it appeared criminal safety had been put ahead of public priorities.

    He said he was "very concerned" that the decision was taken centrally rather than allowing the officers to use their judgement.

    "This doesn't, in my view, reflect the priorities of the public who would like to see police giving chase when they see criminals in the process of committing a crime."

    Mr Crawford, who only recently set up the Manchester Motorbike Store on Woodfield Road, said: "I just think it's gone ridiculous.

    "If they are going to steal these high-powered vehicles then they can literally go and do what they want with them, with the comfort that they know they're not going to get chased with whatever crimes they decide to do."

    Supt Steve Nibloe, of GMP, said: "The officers were asked not to pursue the suspects, as they were not wearing the correct safety equipment and were not wearing helmets, so it is clear to me the correct decision was taken.

    "Greater Manchester Police follows a nationwide policy which gives clear guidance that motorbikes should not be pursued because of the higher risk of injury to the rider.

    "Detectives are pursuing a number of positive leads around this burglary as part of their thorough investigation, which is ongoing."

    One of the vehicles has since been recovered and two men, aged 24 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle on Friday.

    They have since been released on bail pending further inquiries until 10 September.



    This is how the Spanish deal with this type of thing

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMt4Oi7zV4o]YouTube - Horrible motorcycle accident that was on purpose. Caused by the police to stop a robbery attempt[/ame]

    Think this one might be French

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8_NMG-LlBU&feature=related]YouTube - Horrible motorcycle crash[/ame]
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    I like the Spanish and , I hate to admit it , the French way better.
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    No pursuit as there is no viable safe resolution or tactics . That is the reason.
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    Why in the bloody hell would you coddle CRIMINALS?
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    He who makes the rules, has the power.
    He who has the power, has the money.

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    I had to watch the "French" two or three times before I realized that there were two people on that bike and one jumped up and ran off after the crash. Amazing!
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    They should be chased until the wheels fall off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    I had to watch the "French" two or three times before I realized that there were two people on that bike and one jumped up and ran off after the crash. Amazing!
    Called the snaf gene they can jump out of windows, get hit by cars, take drug overdoses and survive when normal law abiding citizens would certainly die.
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    Here in Delaware it's legal for motorcyclists to not wear a helmet...however they do have to have one on the bike somewhere. Makes no sense, I know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    They should be chased until the wheels fall off
    No arguments from most of us and the public.
    However times have changed and our unit has one of the more open pursuit policies, and we still aren't alowed to "chase". I do however check them for speed! I'm allowed to follow for a speed check you see, I'm not chasing, honestly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-42Adam View Post
    Here in Delaware it's legal for motorcyclists to not wear a helmet...however they do have to have one on the bike somewhere. Makes no sense, I know...
    Just in case they see their about to crash , they can hurry up and put the helmet on.
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    So, I can steal a motorcycle, rob a bank, rape a horse, fondle grandma, and as long as I dont wear any safety equiptment, and ride away on a motorcycle...........the police will NOT chase me? WTF?
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    Dumb thieves should have requested one of these:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTg7PUSVidI&feature=pl ayer_embedded]YouTube - Crashproof Motorbike[/ame]

    or not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm View Post
    So, I can steal a motorcycle, rob a bank, rape a horse, fondle grandma, and as long as I dont wear any safety equiptment, and ride away on a motorcycle...........the police will NOT chase me? WTF?
    Yes, it is better to let you live to commit more crime than try to defend a civil case from your family if you get hurt or killed (thats the attitude of our chiefs and politicians anyhow my view is a bit different).
    "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
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