‘Off-road bikes have be­come in­te­gral’

PO­LICE CHIEF GARETH BLAIR

MCN - - THIS WEEK -

in terms of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour and fear of crime but also on the own­ers of the bikes stolen. “Our off-road Op­er­a­tion Or­bit bikes, which were funded by the coun­cil, have be­come an in­te­gral part of the daily polic­ing in Edinburgh, im­prov­ing our abil­ity to pre­vent and re­spond to in­ci­dents in­clud­ing the theft of bikes. They have im­proved our vis­i­bil­ity and our en­gage­ment with young peo­ple.”

The in­creased use of trail ma­chines has had a big im­pact, say po­lice

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