Police crackdown on motorbike disorder

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Motorbike disorder is being targeted in Alnwick as police crack down on irresponsible riders.

A number of reports of motorbike disorder have been received about motorbikes on the bridle path alongside Aydon View, over into Alnwick Golf Course and along to Rugley Ford, causing a danger to members of the public using the path.

Northumbria Police is currently running a forcewide road safety campaign - Operation Dragoon - aimed at raising awareness in all aspects of road safety to make the roads safer for everyone. The campaign incorporates both education and enforcement.

Alnwick Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Truscott said: “The residents of Alnwick have raised concerns about a number of motorbike riders regularly riding their bikes irresponsibly and dangerously along the bridle way into Alnwick. Motorbikes are banned from the path - it is meant for pedestrians only and used by lots of people walking, some with dogs and families with young children.

“The speed some riders are going is putting people at risk. We believe these riders are coming from outside the area and my message to them is they’re not welcome, Alnwick is a peaceful town and the local community don’t want it ruined by their irresponsible and reckless motorbike disorder.

“We will be focussing our attention on the area and taking action against those who are riding on the bridle way or anywhere else in Alnwick irresponsibly and dangerously and I would encourage the local community to report these incidents to us straightaway so we can take action.”

To report reckless driving - either by motorists or motorbike riders - contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 and quote reference Operation Dragoon.