VIDEO: Quad bike yob rampages through Doncaster park
A masked quad bike rider who caused 'huge' damage after rampaging through a Doncaster beauty spot is being hunted.
Mobile phone footage of the biker giving a one-finger salute and shouting abuse before tearing up football pitches at Sandall Park has emerged.
And now the volunteer group which helps care for the park has issued a plea in tracking down the yob in a bid to prevent a repeat.
Don Crabtree of Friends of Sandall Park said: “These quad bike problems go in phases.
“This latest one has caused a huge amount of damage to the park. He needs to be stopped before he injures someone.
“It is just a matter of time before someone, a child or a pet is knocked over and injured.”
The footage was captured on the morning of February 5 by a visitor to the park and copies of the film have now been sent to Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Police as well as the Free Press.
The royal blue quad bike was initially spotted coming across the football field from Clay Lane and drove past at speed before heading towards the old golf course.
The visitor, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: T”he quad started doing doughnuts on the grassed area before entering the old golf course.
“I could see through the gap in the hedge that the vehicle was doing doughnuts around the old golf course and ripping up the grass.”
Shortly afterwards, the bike, which has the words Quadzilla Power on the side of it, came back through the park along the footpath at speed, again tearing up football fields before exiting the park towards Clay Lane.
Added Mr Crabtree: “The aim of the Friends of Sandall Park is to make the park safe for everyone.
“This idiot on the quad bike must be stopped before something serious happens”
“Those who commit offences in the park need to realise that park visitors are prepared to stand up and be counted. FoSP are determined the park will not return to the bad old days of high crime and vandalism - we’ve put in too much effort.”
Anyone with information can contact South Yorkshire Police on 101, CrimeStoppers or contact the Friends of Sandall Park through their website or Facebook page.