TWO people have been arrested after a stolen motorbike was found in the back of a van on the motorway.

West Mercia Police was contacted by officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary who were following a van along the M5 into Worcestershire.

The occupants of the van were seen earlier in the day loading a motorbike into the vehicle. 

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A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "Working alongside our Gloucestershire colleagues the vehicle was pre-emptively boxed in on the M42 near Alvechurch.

"The motorbike was confirmed to have been stolen several weeks ago and both occupants of the van were arrested. "