Increased police patrols to tackle anti-social motorcycling

The Lawley and Overdale Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) has announced that, as warmer weather increases, it will be increasing police patrols to deal with anti-social behaviour and motorcycling.

The full announcement is reproduced below:

Lawley and Overdale Safer Neighbourhood Team will be carrying out extra patrols to deal with anti-social behaviour. As soon as the weather gets warmer there is an upturn in the use of off road motorcycles on public spaces.

Riders show little regard for members of the public and will often ride on nature trails and areas frequented by families.  The Safer Neighbourhood Teams will carry out dedicated patrols to stop and seize any machine ridden in a manner that causes members of the public to be concerned for their safety.

Last year we successfully seized bikes and issued warning notices to riders. We urge parents to think carefully before allowing children to ride motorcycles on public land. The safety aspect is a concern as riders usually don’t wear a crash helmet.

If you live in an area affected by off road motorcycle use please contact your local policing team Report antisocial behaviour | West Mercia Police

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