Po­lice plea to name and shame moto rid­ers

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are ap­peal­ing for the public’s help to iden­tify ‘anti-so­cial’ mo­tor­bike and moped rid­ers.

Of­fi­cers say nu­mer­ous com­plaints have been made about speed­ing and ‘dan­ger­ous’ driv­ers on St Ce­celia Street, Cross Street, Hamel­don View and Alan Rams­bot­tom Way in Great Har­wood.

Pc Dave Ren­der said they can is­sue sec­tion 59 warn­ing let­ters for the anti-so­cial use of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle or seize it un­der sec­tion 165 of the Road Traf­fic Act if they can iden­tify the of­fend­ers.

He said: “We are hav­ing quite a lot of calls in re­la­tion to anti-so­cial bikes and quads in Great Har­wood. We are aware of the prob­lems in the area and peo­ple can con­tact us on 101 or through so­cial me­dia. If any­one has any reg­is­tra­tion num­bers then we will fol­low them up.

“We have got de­scrip­tions but we need reg­is­tra­tions to pros­e­cute.

“One res­i­dent told me that not only is it caus­ing a noise nui­sance down there, they are a dan­ger to chil­dren who play on the street and it won’t be long be­fore some­one is knocked down.”

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