The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has announced the dates for the Hull Fight Motorcycle Theft public meeting. Humberside PCC, Jonathan Evison, has confirmed his attendance at the public meeting on 21st October. He will join senior officers and MAG’s Colin Brown on the panel event.
Hull has seen more than its fair share of motorcycle theft and related antisocial riding. This criminal activity has led directly to loss of life. Humberside Police responded with the launch of Operation Yellowfin in 2018. Local MAG representatives fully support and endorse the response and have a good working relationship with the local police.
Motorcycle thefts increased 58% in 2022 compared to the previous year. In February this year Kane McBride, 19, and Adam Wright, 25, died after crashing a stolen 600cc Yamaha Diversion. The bike had been stolen from its owner’s workplace in East Hull just over two hours before the fatal crash.
MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown, said:
“Whilst we fully support Operation Yellowfin and the efforts of Humberside Police to date, it would be wrong to say that enough is being done. The legitimate, law-abiding riding community is being grossly over-impacted by vehicle theft compared to other road user groups and we need the authorities to recognise this. I have been investigating the loss of life issue that links with motorcycle theft and am increasingly shocked that this connection has not already taken centre stage in the discussion of this form of vehicle theft. I hope that the meeting in Hull will be another step towards giving the issue of motorcycle theft both the local and national priority that it should command amongst the police, and all stakeholder agencies.”
The meeting will follow the established format for MAG Fight Motorcycle Theft meetings with the audience Q&A session being the main event. MAG encourages as many local riders as possible to attend to raise their specific questions and concerns.
The event has been made possible by the efforts of Garry Williams, the East Yorkshire MAG Rep, and the team of volunteers who give up their time to promote riders’ rights in the area. Please help us to make this event have a real impact.