Posted on 2nd November 2016
Officers from the Derwent Safer Neighbourhood Team have released a video, captured by a police officer's body worn video camera, that shows a near miss between a motocross bike rider and a car.
The incident, which happened at around 1.15pm on Saturday, October 22, shows the rider of the bike travelling at speed along Worcester Crescent, in Chaddesden, up to its junction with St Andrews View.
The rider travels out of the junction without stopping and is nearly hit by a car driving along St Andrews View.
After the near miss, the bike rider speeds onto Roe Farm Recreation Ground and away from police.
Officers have released the footage in an effort to identify the rider or the bike itself.
Sergeant Nick Beeston, who is in charge of the team, said: “ We are dealing with complaints from members of the community about these types of bikes causing a nuisance in the area. The officer was on patrol because of this issue, saw the bike and was able to capture the incident on their body worn video.
“In this case the standard of riding is very poor and is clearly causing a danger to other road users and so we are very keen to speak to the rider.
“It is possible that the bike is used by more than one person so as well as information about the rider we would also ask for information from anyone who knows of anyone who has a similar bike.”
Anyone with information should contact Derwent Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, alternatively send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org