Two teenagers — aged 15 and 14 — were arrested on New Year’s Eve after they were stopped by the police for riding a motorcycle “reported as having been taken without the owner’s consent”.

A police spokesperson said, “At 11:45 pm on Tuesday 31-Dec-2019, police officers were on duty when they spotted a motorcycle with two males driving west along Front Street.

“Officers observed the rider and his pillion passenger were wearing gloves and masks pulled up on their faces.

“Checks revealed the motorcycle was reported as having been taken without the owner’s consent.

“Police stopped the bike and the fifteen year-old rider ran off. He was pursued and arrested along with the fourteen year-old passenger.”

Both teenagers were “detained and later bailed”.