Five motorcycles and a quad bike have been seized in the last two weeks by a Scunthorpe neighbourhood policing team following a series of concerns which were reported by local residents.
A number of reports were received from residents in recent weeks which featured at least two motocross bikes and a quad bike being ridden in a dangerous manner around the Westcliff estate. This lead to inquiries in the local area which resulted in officers from the local neighbourhood policing team supported by roads policing officers seizing the two motorcycles and quad bike from addresses on Whitman Road using powers under section 165.
Youths on a Quad Bike near Bridges Road
Urban Neighbourhood Policing Insp Jo York said:
"As a result of information provided by the local community, on the evening of Monday 20 February we were able to seize a quad bike and 2 motocross bikes that had been causing a nuisance in the Whitman Road area for some considerable time.
"The actions of the riders on these vehicles were illegal and dangerous, had a serious impact on the local community by causing a disturbance in the area, and will not be tolerated.
"Any information provided to the Police will be treated in confidence and acted upon wherever possible. "We have seized five motorcycles and a quad bike in the last 2 weeks thanks to information from the local community which not only helps to reduce the impacts these riders have on local residents but also reduces the chances of a serious incident or fatality involving a rider or pedestrian as the manner in which these illegal motorcycles are ridden leaves a lot to be desired."
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