POLICE have confirmed one arrest has been made in relation to quad bike thefts in the Chirk and Ceiriog Valley areas.

North Wales Police (NWP) has received numerous reports of rural thefts during the past few months.

The police force has issued advice to those who may be in possession of quad bikes to be vigilant.

Sergeant Luke Hughes said: “In recent months we have seen an emerging pattern of rural thefts, primarily in relation to farm quad bikes.

“The most recent occurring overnight June 23 in the Chirk area.

“To date one arrest has been made and a recently stolen quad bike recovered.

“I would ask all owners of farm quads to ensure they are secured and kept in such a place that they are visible and within the range of any CCTV you may own.

“I would also urge the use of tracking equipment.

“North Wales Police are working with in partnership with our surrounding forces on this issue. Offences such as this remain few and far between.

“However, I would urge all rural residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity at the time it is witnessed.”