Police have recovered a motor bike which was found smashed up in a rear garden in Limeside.

Officers attended and found the black and blue item with its back wheel removed.

Police formed the view that the Yamaha 125 had been stolen at an earlier date.

A picture uploaded onto social media by GMP Failsworth and Hollinwood showed it in a damaged state near the wall of a property.

Police later posted an update after carrying out enquiries into the vehicle.

It said: “The motorbike recovered earlier today has now been confirmed as stolen and the victim has been updated.”