Rise in off-road motorbike complaints in Leverington and Wisbech
Police say there has been an influx in reports of off-road motorbikes being ridden in an anti-social manner in the Wisbech and Leverington areas.
Neighbourhood officers have been conducting patrols throughout the area and taking action to combat this.
Officers say off-road motorbikes can sometimes be used in a dangerous, noisy and anti-social way, generating lots of complaints.
This can result in prosecution for the rider and in some cases the parents, who are held accountable for the actions of their children. It is illegal to ride any motorbike in public open spaces such as parks, play areas and on pavements.
They say anti-social behaviour can have a serious impact on the surrounding community and no one should have to live in a state of fear, alarm or distress.
The anti-social use of motorbikes can not only be dangerous for others around you (particularly if you are directly riding towards them on a cricket field), it can also be dangerous for you if you lose control of the bike or aren’t wearing protective equipment.
You can report any kind of anti-social behaviour, whether related to motorbikes or otherwise, at bit.ly/3mkmtJM, or call 101.
If a crime is in action or someone is in immediate danger, always dial 999.
Last month, the Citizen reported how anti-social behaviour patrols in Wisbech had seized an off-road motorbike. It was to be crushed.