Continuing the crackdown on off-road bikes in Barnsley

Date published: 20 June 2019 12:25
Dated: 20 June 2019 13:15:15

Officers from the Neighbourhood and Off-Road Bikes team have held their third day of action this month to tackle the nuisance and anti-social behaviour caused by off-road bikes in Barnsley.

Our officers responded to concerns from the local community by holding weekly operations.

With two days of action already ticked off this month, the team are yielding positive results with messages of warning reiterated to riders.

Last Sunday (16 June) the team targeted the Dearne area of Barnsley, including Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe, Wombwell and Hoyland.

One rider was stopped and found to have no insurance for his motorbike. His bike was recovered and he was reported on summons for traffic offences.

Three riders were issued an ‘ADM 171’- a ticket that lasts for 12 months- for riding their bikes carelessly or inconsiderately and causing alarm and distress to members of the public. Should a rider who has been issued an ADM171 be stopped by officers again within the 12 month period, their bike will be automatically seized.

The success of the day of action was not limited to off-road bikes. Officers also recovered a van believed to have been used in connection to a crime in the Darfield area, and a stolen car was recovered from Lockwood Road in Goldthorpe.

Sergeant Richard Wilson from the North East Neighbourhood Team said: “We are continuing to see success in our off-road bike operations.

“We are hoping that our days of action and enforcement are sending a strong message to riders that they need to ride their bikes in suitable, designated places.

“I would like to thank the public for their help and assistance in tackling this problem and continue to urge anyone with concerns to report them via 101.”

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