Teenager banned from dangerous driving

18 Jan 2017 10:20 AM

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A Sunderland teenager has been banned from driving for two years for his part in motorbike disorder in Hylton Castle.

The 19-year-old received the ban last month after he pleaded guilty to careless driving, driving other than in accordance with a licence, no insurance and no helmet. His is disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for two years. He was also fined for the offences and ordered to pay court costs.

The teenager had been causing issues in the area for some time prompting Sunderland North Neighbourhood Policing Team to take action and pursue the matter through the courts.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Vick Ford-Stubbs covers the area, she said: "We know motorbike disorder has blighted the local community for far too long and it is not right they should have their daily lives disrupted by the inconsiderate and irresponsible behaviour of a few individuals.

"This teenager has been banned from holding or even obtaining a driving licence for two years and is also out of pocket after being fined and ordered to pay court costs. It is an example of the extent we will go to put a stop to this anti-social behaviour, we will pursue those responsible and do all we can to put them before the courts."

Tackling anti-social behaviour is a priority for Sunderland North Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Sgt Ford-Stubbs added: "We know the impact anti-social behaviour has on our communities, in particular motorbike disorder which is not only a nuisance but it can be incredibly dangerous. It is only with the help of our communities though that we can work to resolve this issue and I would always urge anyone who has any concerns about anti-social behaviour, or knows who those involved are, to get in contact and discuss these with us. We, along with our partners, can then see what we can do to help."

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