Police take a stand against motorbike disorder in town

Inspector Paul Truscott.
Inspector Paul Truscott.

Police are warning people about motorcycle disorder in a seaside town and will be targeting known hot-spots.

During the crackdown, uniformed and non-uniformed officers will be focusing their attention on Dandsfield Square and the Links area in Amble.

These spots have had previous reports of careless and nuisance motorbike drivers.

Police will also be telling people what they must do to ensure their bikes are legally roadworthy and will be giving advice as to what are the minimum requirements to take a bike out onto the roads.

Visits to schools, garages and retailers of off-road motorcycles will be carried out by officers to give advice and to enforce the issues around motorcycle disorder.

Alnwick Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Truscott said: “We rely on information from the public to be able to get a full picture of what’s happening, when and who is involved, and to gather as much information as possible which will help us make sure the appropriate action is taken.

“It’s illegal for scooters or motorbikes to be ridden off-road; off-road bikes must not be ridden in public areas such as parks and footpaths, nor should any bike be ridden in a dangerous or disorderly way. We ask the public to report any motorcycle disorder they see to police who can take the appropriate action.

“We can prosecute riders for riding off-road or dangerously, and with other motoring offences including failing to wear a helmet, no insurance or registration plate, among others.

“It is important we keep on receiving information so we can keep on taking action. We’ve already seen some good results over recent weeks and hopefully this will continue throughout the year.”

To report motorcycle disorder, call 101 or in an emergency dial 999.