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Police send warning to antisocial bikers

September 12, 2021
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Police on off-road motorcycles sent a clear warning to antisocial bikers as they went out on a day of targeted patrols.

Officers from the force’s off road bikes team visited the Broxtowe area on Thursday in response to local concerns about noisy and potentially dangerous riders.

Team members, accomplished motorcyclists who volunteer for the role in addition to their day-to-day duties, visited the Beeston Rylands area, the Attenborough nature reserve, Greenwood Community Centre, The Sidings at Toton and Stapleford, Bramcote Woods and Toton Tram stops.

PCSO Paula Hipkiss, of the Broxtowe Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We’ve been made aware of a few recent incidents in where people have been riding off road bikes in a dangerous and anti-social manner. 

“This exercise was about providing some reassurance to residents that we do take this issue seriously and that we do have the capability to take direct action if riders are seen to be committing offences.

“Whilst we didn’t have reason to stop and seize any bikes on the day we did have conversations with many local people who we hope will be reassured by our presence.

“They are our eyes and ears in our community and we want to hear from them as soon as possible if people are riding in an antisocial or illegal manner. We will respond and we do have the capacity to take decisive action.”

Anyone who is concerned about illegal motorcycling in their area is asked to call 101.

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101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls are free, no matter how long the call lasts.