Police have been clamping down on off road motorcycles in the Ilkeston area in response to concerns raised by the local community.
On Sunday, July 13 officers from the Kirk Hallam and Hallam Fields Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team seized a moped from its owner who was causing annoyance and distress to the local residents in the Windsor Crescent area.
The 16-year-old moped owner had previously been given a Section 59 warning in connection with riding his moped and causing a general nuisance.
PCSO Jen Salmon from the team said: ”We have responded to complaints and concerns from the local community in relation to nuisance bikes in this area.
“A Section 59 will be issued to anyone causing alarm, distress or annoyance to the public on or off the road with their vehicle, this can and will lead to the vehicle being seized if the behaviour continues.
“The warning stays with the person and their bike for one year. If they breach the warning it will result in the bike being seized.
“In this situation the owner had breached his warning and we took positive action.”
PCSO Salmon urges members of the public to help reduce this type of nuisance behaviour by contacting the team with any information or sightings of off-road vehicles, or their whereabouts, on 101 or by e-mail to: email@example.com.