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Driving out motorcycle disorder

Dated: 04 Mar 2013

Sgt Garry Neill[View Full Size]

Police in Blyth have taken action to crackdown on motorbike disorder.

Officers have been patrolling hotspot areas to target offenders committing driving offences.

Concerns have been raised by the community about motorcycle disorder, especially around the Isabella Heap area of Blyth.

The Blyth Neighbourhood Policing Team has listened to concerns and are now taking action to combat these issues.

A number of bikes have been seized as nuisance drivers have been caught driving dangerously or in an anti-social manner.

Officers have also been giving out Direction to Leave Notices to anyone seen to be committing anti-social behaviour in specific areas. This forbids the person returning to the area within 48 hours.

The team has had some excellent results as part of the crackdown and will continue to tackle any ongoing matters.

Sergeant Garry Neill said: "I want to reassure the local residents that motorcycle disorder will not be tolerated and we will take action. "We have already seized a number of bikes and will continue to do so if this behaviour persists.

"I do hope this serves as a warning to others that we are watching. We can seize vehicles from anyone believed to be driving dangerously or in anti-social manner. This can be anything from revving the engine loudly in a residential area or recklessly damaging road or grass surfaces with the tyres.

"Anyone with any concerns about any anti-social behaviour or motorcycle disorder can be reported to the team and we will take action."

The Blyth Neighbourhood Policing Team can be contacted on 101 ext 69191.

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