Police have arrested four teenagers in connection with a motorcycle theft in Eastbourne on Friday (30 June).

A Honda motorcycle was reported being taken by a group of youths from New Road up towards Longstone Road at around 2.25am.

Officers attended, but could not locate the motorcycle or any suspects.

At around 5.10am, a member of the public reported seeing a group with a motorcycle at Longstone Road and police were swiftly on the scene to find four youths running away.

All four were chased on foot by officers and detained in nearby Dursley Road and New Road.

Three teenagers aged 14, 16 and 19 – all from Eastbourne – and a 15-year-old boy from Worthing, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

The 15-year-old has been released on conditional bail while the others remain in custody at this time.

An investigation is underway and anyone who witnessed anything suspicious around that time or has relevant video footage is asked to contact police online or via 101, quoting serial 196 of 30/06.