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Police take action on illegal off-roading in Northumberland

19 Feb 2018 14:50 PM

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Northumbria Police and Northumberland County Council have become aware of a recent trend in Amble where people have been engaging in the illegal riding of off-road motorcycles.

Northumbria Police have acted swiftly on these incidents, with one bike having been seized and destroyed, and a further two riders being issued with Section 59 warnings.

Neighbourhood Inspector, Elizabeth Hall said: “Failure to comply with this warning may result in a sizeable fine, penalty points or disqualification, and the seizure and destruction of the vehicle.

“Local police are now aware of the issue and have taken steps to address this, and officers are carrying out regular patrols in the area in order to target offenders and prevent risk of harm and annoyance to the local community.

“This work will continue and we would encourage residents to report incidents and provide information of persons involved in confidence.”

Anyone who wants to report an incident or has any information to provide can do so by calling 101 or reporting online at www.northumbria.police.uk/contact