Tackling nuisance bikers
Dated: 24 Apr 2012[View Full Size]
A joint police and council operation is tackling the problem of nuisance mini moto riders in the Killingworth area.
Neighbourhood officers have been joining forces with North Tyneside Council Waggonways Wardens to tackle anti-social riders who cause noise, nuisance and public safety issues on mini-moto bikes on public footpaths.
Officers are taking action against the illegal bikers and reminding them they face having their bikes seized under the Police Reform Act.
Officers are warning riders they can be risking their safety and that of other people using the Waggonways. They may also be breaking the law by riding without the correct documents and protective equipment such as crash helmets, boots and gloves.
Killingworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, have been working with council Waggonways Rangers carrying out extra patrols to deter nuisance riders and reassure the public. As a result of their speedy intervention in separate incidents two mini motos have been seized from 16 year old youths.