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Posted: 9/7/2010 10:45:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 4:25:44 AM EDT by Agent_Funky]
'Motorbike thief' killed in crash

A suspected motorbike thief who police refused to chase because he was not wearing a helmet has been killed in a crash - riding with no helmet on a stolen machine.]

Bobby Carl Hodgkins, 24, was one of two men arrested days after a £20,000 raid on motorbikes at a showroom in Altrincham, Cheshire, last month.

At the time officers from Greater Manchester Police came under fire after they refused to chase the thieves over safety fears as they were not wearing crash helmets.

But senior police said their officers were following national policy on pursuing bike thieves without helmets.

Hodgkins, on bail for the earlier raid, suffered serious head injuries when a Kawasaki 450 off-ride bike he was riding collided with a Toyota van in Wythenshawe, south Manchester, on Saturday afternoon. He died a short time later.

The motorbike had been stolen during a burglary in Audenshaw, east Manchester, on August 26.

Hodgkins was due to answer bail for the showroom theft on Friday.

His family paid tribute to him in a short statement: "Bobby was a loving and loyal son who would do anything for his family. He will continually shine in our hearts forever."

Bobby Carl Hodgkins does everyone a favour and removes himself from the gene pool





Well, Bye.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:11:35 AM EDT
We do not pursue motorcycles at all, helmet or not. Mainly because chasing any decent bike & rider with a car is pointless, and there's a good chance the dickhead will crash anyway............
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:13:16 AM EDT
o well
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:19:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:20:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By IcarusY625:
We do not pursue motorcycles at all, helmet or not. Mainly because chasing any decent bike & rider with a car is pointless, and there's a good chance the dickhead will crash anyway............


We had one here a couple of years ago when some bloke took off and refused to stop for Police. He was riding like a maniac and ended up as road pizza.

His family went after the Police in a big way and tried to sue caliming he'd done nothing wrong. They failed to see that if he had just stopped he would probably still be alive. They claimed he was a wonderful dad and a really nice bloke and a super duper person.

I'm sure he was, which makes it all the more sad that he killed himself......... he was also a fucking nob.
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