Teenager sentenced for stealing a motorbike and driving friends around the city

A 15 year old boy from Brighton has been sentenced after admitting to stealing a BMW motorbike and driving it around the city. 

The boy was also guilty of driving without a licence, no insurance, no helmet and carrying more than one passenger on the bike on 02 February after being caught on CCTV near the Vogue Gyratory in Lewes Road with two friends on board the bike. 

The boy was given a 9-month youth referral order, banned from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay £400 compensation. 

Anyone who has information about motorbike crime should contact Sussex Police online or call 101 and quote "Operation Handlebars".