Officers recovered a stolen motorbike during their patrols in Hatfield.

Members of the Welwyn Hatfield Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) discovered the bike abandoned in a block of a garages in Aldykes on Saturday, May 11.

It had been stolen from Borehamwood earlier that day and the victim contacted the police to inform them that its tracker was pinging in Hatfield.

The motorbike was later found during the police's Operation Oarlock patrols of the estate. 

Operation Oarlock is dedicated to tackling anti-social behaviour, drugs and vehicle theft in hotspot locations in Hatfield.

It forms part of the wider ‘Safer Streets’ multi-agency response to improving safety in the area.

PC Anne Lopez, from the Welwyn Hatfield NPT, said: “We’re pleased to have been able to reunite the victim with their motorbike. Enquiries remain ongoing to find the suspect(s) and bring them to justice.

“We are carrying out regular patrols for Operation Oarlock to make sure your streets are safer.

"If you see us out and about, don’t hesitate to come and say hello. We’d be happy to tell you more about the project and listen to any concerns you might have."

PC Lopez added: “If you’re not yet joined our new community messaging platform Herts Connected, now’s a great time.

"We’ll be keeping you updated with all the latest news about the Safer Streets project. Make sure to sign up at”

You can report information online to police at, speak to an operator in Hertfordshire Constabulary's Force Communications Room at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City via online webchat at or call the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at


What is 'Safer Streets'?

The Safer Streets project aims to reduce reports of vehicle crime, county line drug dealing, criminal damage and associated anti-social behaviour.

Measures include targeted police patrols and upgraded CCTV.

A wide variety of local partners are involved including the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and housing providers.

Find out more at