Health and safety: police force sells motorbikes
Northumbria Police is getting rid of its £200,000 motorcycle fleet over health and safety fears.
Last Updated: 2:55PM BST 07 May 2009
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Police on motorbikes: police force sells motorbikes because they are too dangerous
The decision to sell the bikes was made in order to 'maximise officer safety' Photo: REUTERS
The police force decided to sell off all the Honda and BMW bikes after deciding that officers using them were "particularly vulnerable to collision".
The force has been criticised for losing a valuable resource but senior officers have insisted that the move will "maximise officer safety".
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