One arrest after scrambler bikes used on beach
A MAN was arrested after four scrambler bikes were seen speeding up and down a crowded Formby beach.
Andrew Brockbank, who helps manage the Formby Point site for the National Trust, said: “There were four bikes being ridden at speed on the beach on Monday, May 21. The area was busy at the time and our rangers were obviously concerned for public safety. They alerted police, who attended. The riding of motorbikes is prohibited on the beach.”
Police were contacted at around 4.45pm and officers were sent to the scene, supported by a police helicopter.
A man was arrested on Freshfield beach on suspicion of dangerous driving and possession of a Class B drug. He was later issued with a warning in relation to anti-social driving.
Two scrambler bikes, which police said were suspected of being stolen, were recovered at the scene.
Chief Inspector Jason Crellin said: “The riding of scrambler bikes has put other people on the beach at risk. These people have no regard for anyone but themselves and don’t care about the risk they pose to others.
“If you saw bikes being ridden in an antisocial manner from just before 5pm on Monday, please contact police.
“We will continue to take proactive action against those involved in the criminal use of scrambler bikes on our roads and public spaces, and will do everything possible to locate and seize suspected stolen or nuisance bikes and arrest those who are putting the safety of others at risk.
“Such behaviour cannot and will not be tolerated on the streets of Merseyside and our response reflects how seriously we take this issue. I would urge anyone with information which could help us take these bikes out of circulation, and make our streets safer, to keep coming forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.
You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 792 of May 21 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via their online form at: https:// crimestoppers-uk.org/ give-information/ give-information
Sunny day spoiled by bikes ridden illegally on the sands – Formby Point and beach, near Lifeboat Road