The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) is continuing its successful series of Fight Motorcycle Theft meetings. Having confirmed attendance by Kate Green, Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, MAG announces the next in the series of meetings will be held on Thursday 21st September.
The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) area consistently sees one of the worst performances for motorcycle theft in the UK. In 2022 Police National Computer (PNC) data showed 1180 motorcycle thefts. This is known to be below the actual reported motorcycle theft figures, and demonstrates a 10% increase compared to the previous year. The GMP area recorded the fourth highest number of motorcycle thefts of all police force areas.
The Fight Motorcycle Theft meeting will follow the same format as previous meetings covering Kent, West Midlands and Hertfordshire police. The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, along with a senior officer from GMP, will speak at the meeting alongside MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown. The bulk of the meeting will be devoted to a question and answers session allowing riders to ask questions and raise concerns directly with GMP and the Deputy Mayor.
Colin Brown said:
“I am happy that Kate Green has agreed to attend the meeting and allow this direct engagement event to take place. It is important that riders are given the opportunity to air their grievances in a polite and respectful manner, and past experience shows that these meetings can lead to tangible outcomes. We are under no illusions that the problem can be solved in one meeting, but hopefully we can help to raise the profile and focus on tackling the shocking and disproportionate impact of vehicle theft suffered by the riding community in the GMP area.”
The meeting takes place on Thursday 21st September. Proceedings start at 6pm at the Firbank Pub and Kitchen, Firbank Road, Newall Green, Manchester, M23 2YP