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Police target motorcycle disorder

14 Jan 2015 09:15 AM

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Police are targeting motorcycle disorder in the Easington Lane area of Sunderland.

This follows a number of complaints raised by concerned residents to officers about the issue. Police have been made aware of riders taking their motorbikes off-road, putting pedestrians and cyclists at risk of injury.

There are extra police patrols in affected areas to identify those responsible for motorcycle disorder and to deter further offending. These patrols also aim to reassure residents with their increased uniform presence.

Neighbourhood Inspector Lisa Musgrove said: "Officers are taking action by increasing patrols in the Easington Lane area. We also want to make riders aware that they are committing an offence by riding in these areas without the landowners permission.

"Most importantly they are putting the public at risk by riding in these areas and also compromising their own safety. Some have been seen without a helmet and even with small children on their bikes. Some riders also have no licence or insurance which are further offences."

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