Nuisance bikers fined

Two nuisance off-road bikers were fined in Ilkesotn last week.
Two nuisance off-road bikers were fined in Ilkesotn last week.

Police are urging Ilkeston folk to help them catch more nuisance bikers, like two who have appeared at court in the last few weeks.

A 17-year-old, who was caught riding an off-road bike on the Abbotsford Community Centre playing field in July was fined £150 after riding towards a police officer.

He received six points on his licence and his bike was ordered to be destroyed at Derby Magistrates Court on September 19.

Officers caught the teenager driving at speed on the playing field.

PC Andy Kendal-Edwards from the Cotmanhay and Shipley View policing team said: “We have had a number of issues with off road bikes in this area.

“It really helps our local officers if a description is given of these individuals and the bike they are riding, along with times and location.

“We are better equipped to find the offenders and take positive action as has happened in this case.”

Shaun Reynolds, of Dallimore Road, Kirk Hallam, was fined £700 and banned from driving for six months at Derby Magistrates Court on Monday October 22.

He was arrested for dangerous driving while riding his pit bike on the Nutbrook Trail on June 6.

PCSO Matt Lewis: “This is a really good result as we have had problems before in this area with the owners of off-road bikes.”