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Warning over off-road nuisance riding after bike is seized in Normanton

Posted on 17th December 2014

Police are warning off-road motorbike riders not to use them in illegal areas after seizing a bike in Normanton this week.

The bike was seized by the Normanton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team during patrols to target nuisance motorbikes on Monday, December 15.Seized-bike-in-Normanton

Reports of nuisance riders have been reported to the team following concerns about bikes being used noisily and without consideration for residents in the community.

PC Chris Taylor from the Normanton team said: “Off road bikes used in any area that causes a nuisance for other people will not be tolerated.

“The message is quite clear that it is illegal to use off road bikes on public footpaths, woods, parklands and school fields.

“If you own an off road bike then you need to join a riding club or get permission from a landowner who will allow you to use your bike.”

To be used on the road, a rider should have the appropriate licence and the vehicle insured and taxed.

Police officers and PCSOs can seize any vehicle which is being ridden illegally or anti-socially and offenders can also be prosecuted and fined.

PC Taylor added: “We will be seizing bikes from people who are using them illegally and taking positive action alongside partnership agencies to ensure the area stays safe for all members of our community.”

To contact the Peartree Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101 or email peartree.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk|.

You can also follow the team on Twitter: @NormantonSNT|

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