Police have seized and destroyed an off-road motorbike as part of an operation with Northumberland County Council to crackdown on illegal off-road motorbike riding in Amble.
A motorbike has been seized and destroyed by police during an initiative to prevent illegal and anti social off-road bike riding in Northumberland.
According to the Northumbria Police force, illegal bike riding has become a “recent trend” in Amble and needs to be stopped.
In response, one bike has been seized and destroyed by the police force, a further two riders were warned that their bikes could be seized and destroyed if they continue to offend.
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.”
Officers have been working with Northumberland County Council and local constabulary to tackle the off-road riding.
Anyone wishing to report an incident or with any information can contact police by calling 101 or reporting online at www.northumbria.police.uk/contact