A MOTORBIKE a rider was using on playing fields had been stolen more than 70 miles away four years ago.

West Yorkshire Police's Steerside Enforcement Team - the force's dedicated initiative for tackling anti-social and dangerous driving - were called to playing fields near Legrams Lane, in the Lidget Green area of Bradford.

It was to reports of a motorbike being used on the grass.

Officers went to the scene and spotted a green Kawasaki trials bike that had been abandoned by its rider.

Checks showed the motorbike had been stolen more than an hour-and-a-half's drive away in Derby, back in 2018.

Police are now trying to trace the rider.

They are also attempting to contact the original owner of the motorbike.

A spokesperson for the Steerside Enforcement Team: "Calls reporting this bike riding on playing fields near Legrams Lane, in Bradford West.

"Abandoned by the rider when we appear on the street.

"Turns out to be stolen from Derby in 2018.

"Still in really good nick.

"Efforts ongoing to trace the rider and contact the original owner."