Police notices served to '˜anti-social' Doncaster motorcycle and quad bike riders

A spate of police notices have been handed out in Doncaster as part of measures to curb nuisance off-road motorcycles and quad bikes.

Thursday, 16th March 2017, 7:20 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:44 am

Following a rise in anti-social behaviour, nine police notices and nine noise abatement notices were served at Cadeby Quarry as an operation got underway last Sunday.

Six police notices and six noise abatement notices were also served at Mill Hill Road, Hatfield.

South Yorkshire Police, Doncaster Council and partners responded to disturbances with a joint operation.

Inspector Lynne Lancaster said: “Antisocial behaviour caused by the use of off-road nuisance and quad bikes is extremely dangerous to not only the community but the riders themselves.

“To reduce this risk and keep all of our residents safe, we are working in partnership with the council to develop an operation to directly target offenders engaging in this behaviour and reduce offences committed in connection with this.

“The successful results achieved from the notices served aims to prevent these motorcycles or riders being active again and under the Police Reform Act, if either the rider or vehicle are seen in the same circumstances we can seize the vehicle under terms of the act.

“The work completed over the weekend fits into the wider action taken to address the issues raised by the local community.”