Aberdeen teenager charged for chase through city on stolen motorcycle

An Aberdeen man has been charged in court with several traffic violations, theft, assault and intent to commit theft. Police allege that Lewis Bowyer, 20, stole a motorcycle on the night of December 1st, 2018 from the St Peter Street. It is alleged that he used the red Honda motorcycle to follow his former partner, with the chase going from Hayton Road to Provost Rust Drive.

He then stopped and parked the motorcycle in front of the car, alarming the former partner and causing her fear. The woman was not injured during the incidence. The other charge from this incident was that he was driving without insurance and also driving while disqualified.

Prosecutors also allege that Lewis Bowyer stole a vehicle on the night of December 6th, 2018 from Don Street. He was spotted four days later driving the orange Lexmoto vehicle on Portland Road where Police Constable Connor Jackson ordered him to halt but he sped up. When he was finally caught, he assaulted Police Constable Jordan Carter by headbutting him. For this incidence, the charge of driving without an insurance and while disqualified was again added.

On December 11, Bowyer was apprehended on Riverside drive where he was found in possession of a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. The charge against him on this incident infers that he had been in involved in theft or was planning to commit the offence. The prosecutor told the court that it was very likely that the accused was in the hunt for his next motor vehicle.

The accused pleaded not guilty when all the ten charges were levelled against him. The judge didn’t see him as a flight risk and granted him bail with the next court appearance scheduled for January 2019. It is not the first time that the Seaton Park resident has been charged with traffic offences as his misdeeds in the past have left him disqualified to drive.

Following Bowyer’s double car theft and court appearance alongside motoring offence solicitors, Sergeant Andy Machray advised residents to be vigilant against motor vehicle thefts. He promised that the police were doing their level best to investigate reported car thefts and thanked residents who came out when inquiries were being conducted.

Sergeant Andy Machray further urged members of the public to report anything suspicious in the neighbourhood to the police by dialling 101. He urged them to divulge as much information as possible about possible suspects. Such information includes description of people and suspicious unfamiliar motor vehicles in the area. He also called on residents to keep their doors and windows locked every time even if they are at home. He finally promised the community that high visibility patrols will be roaming the streets to combat any wayward behaviour