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Church Gresley moped rider cautioned for driving on memorial park

Posted on 21st February 2014

A teenager was given a warning after he was spotted riding his moped across a park in Church Gresley after dark.

The 17-year-old, from the Newhall area, was stopped on Gresley Memorial Park, off York Road, at about 8.50pm on Tuesday, February 18.

He was issued with a Section 59 warning by PCSO Kate Bottomley, from the area’s Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

Section 59 warnings are handed to motorists who are deemed to be driving in an anti-social way, such as off road where there are restrictions.

The action came as part of the Safer Neighbourhood team’s ongoing road safety work.

Officers have been engaging with motorists to remind them of the rules of the road and will be carrying out operations such as speed checks in the coming weeks.

PCSO Bottomley said: “The moped rider had been driving on the memorial park after dark, which has very clear dangers to him and other people.

”He was given the warning along with words of advice about his driving.

“We’re trying to educate as many people as possible about road safety, sticking to speed limits and thinking of others, and we will carry on doing so over the next few months.”

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