Brakes put on nuisance off-road bikers in the Dearne Valley

By Chloe West | 20/06/2019

Brakes put on nuisance off-road bikers in the Dearne Valley
Officers in the Dearne Valley on Sunday.

NUISANCE and anti-social behaviour caused by off-road bikes is being tackled in the Dearne Valley after concerns were raised by residents.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police's Neighbourhood and Off-Road Bikes team held their third day of action this month on Sunday, targeting Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe, Wombwell and Hoyland.

One rider was stopped and found to have no insurance for his motorbike. His bike was recovered and he was reported on summons for traffic offences.

Three riders were also issued an ADM 171 for riding their bikes carelessly or inconsiderately. This ticket lasts for 12 months and means if the bikers are stopped again within that timeframe their bike will be automatically seized.

Officers also recovered a van believed to have been used in connection to a crime in Darfield and a stolen car was recovered from Lockwood Road in Goldthorpe. 

Sgt Richard Wilson, from the North East Neighbourhood Team, said the operations have been a success. 

“We are hoping our days of action and enforcement are sending a strong message to riders that they need to ride their bikes in suitable, designated places," he added.

“I would like to thank the public for their help and assistance in tackling this problem and continue to urge anyone with concerns to report them via 101.”

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