Man and small boy riding unregistered motorbike in Busby

Police inquiries continue into an incident overnight where a man and a small boy were detected riding an unregistered motorbike at Busby.

Officers observed a motorcycle being ridden at the intersection of St Johns Road and South Liverpool Road, Heckenberg about 9.45pm on Saturday. 

The officers observed that the rider was not wearing a helmet, had no lights on the bike which was unregistered.

It appeared the rider was carrying a bag in his arms and as the officers followed the bike into St Johns Road they activated their warning lights and sirens.

The man allegedly rode onto the footpath, dropped the bike and attempted to run from the officers.

A foot pursuit commenced and police caught the man as he ran into Karoola Street.

When the man was apprehended, the officers discovered he was carrying a two year old boy, who was not injured.

An ambulance was called and the man and boy were conveyed to Liverpool Hospital with a police guard. The man was later released from police custody pending further inquiries.

Police are investigating several offences including riding under the influence of alcohol, riding whilst disqualified, riding in a manner dangerous, unregistered and hinder police.

The boy was cared for by his mother and police have alerted authorities in relation to the child’s ongoing welfare.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page: