Two motorbikes seized as police crack down on nuisance riders in Rubery - The Bromsgrove Standard

Two motorbikes seized as police crack down on nuisance riders in Rubery

Bromsgrove Editorial 12th Jun, 2024   0

OFFICERS in Rubery have been clamping down on people using off-road scrambler riders causing a nuisance.

West Mercia Police’s Rubery and Hagley Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) have received multiple calls from the Cofton Hackett and Rubery area due to the concerns over recklessness, and the danger illegal bikes cause to the local community.

The force have been collating times, dates and locations of the incidents and have increased patrols in accordance.

Now, officers are reassuring residents efforts are being made to act on concerns. They have also utilised the use of an unmarked vehicle to gather real time intelligence that also gives us the ability to gain an advantage over these illegal bike users.

Yesterday (Tuesday 11 June) the force seized two off-road bikes, one in Cofton Hackett, and one in Rubery.

At 4.30pm officers seized an electric off-road bike on New Road, Rubery after two unknown males were seen riding them.

They attempted to ride off, however an off-duty officer from West Midlands Police saw them and managed to retrieve one before they both fled on the other bike.

Later, around 8.30pm, PCSO Stuart Taylor was conducting a patrol on Cofton Church Lane when he spotted an unknown male on an off-road bike. PCSO Taylor managed to seize the bike as the rider proceeded to run off.

Police constable Matthew Dunton of Rubery & Hagley SNT said: “We want to reinforce to the local community that we do take their concerns seriously and encourage them to continue contacting the police with information about the illegal use of off-road bikes.

“These types of motorcycle cannot be insured, taxed or have an MOT, therefore increasing the risk to the public through unregulated vehicles and without the public’s support, we would not be able to collate the data to be in the right place at the right time.”

Anyone with information regarding individuals illegally riding off-road bikes have been urged to contact Rubery and Hagley SNT via email [email protected] or by calling 101.


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