Callous thieves are targeting the victims of flooding which has struck homes and businesses in the north of England, looting shops and stealing items salvaged from houses, it has emerged.
Motorcycle clubs have now volunteered to help police carry out patrols.
Parts of Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire have faced severe flooding in recent weeks amid torrential downpours – and experts have warned that more is expected in the coming days.
A bike shop in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, posted a message to social media revealing nine bikes had been snatched from the store, which was flooded on Boxing Day.
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