Bikes seized on Weston estates

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 July 2015

Officers have been seizing illegally ridden bikes

Officers have been seizing illegally ridden bikes

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Efforts by police have led to the seizing of illegally ridden scramblers, pit-bikes and mini motos in recent weeks.

Bikes have been confiscated from riders on the Bournville and Oldmixon estates as well as other areas of Weston.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Colin Batchelor said the bikes are a significant nuisance to residents.

He said: “This sort of activity is a regular summertime issue for residents in Weston.

“As well as the noise nuisance there’s a risk of injury to children and other people who use these public spaces.”

Sgt Batchelor said patrols are being focused on areas where problems are most common. He said: “We’re trying to educate those responsible about the effects of their behaviour, but we will also take action by issuing warning notices and, when necessary and appropriate, seizing the machines.”

If officers seize a vehicle owners must pay a release fee, or the vehicle can be crushed.

Fencing and signs on affected land are also being improved to combat the problems.

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