Officers take action on nuisance off road riders near Darley Dale
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Officers have been on patrol and taken action following concerns of nuisance off-road motorcyclists in the Warren Carr area, near to Darley Dale.
It is following a reports of bikers riding anti-socially on land near to Oldfield Lane.
Last weekend, on Saturday 1 August, our officers stopped seven men, all aged between 18 and 20 in the area. They issued a traffic offence report and a Cannabis warning.
PCSO Anthony Boswell, of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, said: “We are responding to the concerns of the local community around the issue of nuisance off road motorbikes in the area.
“The noise and damage caused by illegal off-roading generally tends to create public hostility to motorbikes, quads and 4x4s and we would suggest that those who want to ride responsibly and legally find a commercial motor sports centre or join a reputable club specialising in off-road activities.”
Off-road riding or driving cannot take place on any land, including moorland, forest, country park, waste ground or derelict railway for example, unless the rider or driver has express permission of the landowner.
To ride on a public road or highway, the vehicle and rider or driver must be insured, have tax and a current MOT.
You can report any suspicious or nuisance activity on 101, or to get in touch with Derbyshire Constabulary, you can also use one of the following contact methods:
- Facebook– send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter– direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website– complete the online contact form police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.