Police plea to public to "stay safe" in hunt for Kimberworth nuisance bikers

Police plea to public to "stay safe" in hunt for Kimberworth nuisance bikers

By Michael Upton | 10/09/2018

Police plea to public to 'stay safe' in hunt for Kimberworth nuisance bikers

POLICE have urged residents tormented by nuisance bikers not to take risks to help catch the culprits.

Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team seized three bikes and arrested a rider in connection with complaints about anti-social riding in Kimberworth.

But while Sgt Simon Kirkham was grateful for public help with the investigation, he cautioned that people should keep themselves safe.

“We appreciate the help from our communities but do stress that no-one should put themselves in harm's way to obtain a photo,” he said.

Sgt Kirkham said his team had “amassed quite an amount of footage of offenders”, including clips shot by mobile phone, CCTV, long range cameras and even car dashcams.

He added: “Using local knowledge, we were able to identify owners and key addresses. We then used powers under the Police Reform Act 2002 to deal with offenders. 

“We seized three off-roaders and identified a rider who is to be put before the courts for a range of offences due to the quality footage we were able to produce. 

“More work is planned to tackle this problem. 

“We have received more information and we are deploying our own ‘off road team’ to go and help.”

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