Police operation again targets nuisance off-road bikers in Calverley

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Police have again been targeting the Calverley area in a bid to prevent and detect the use of nuisance off-road motorcycles and quad bikes.

Officers yesterday targeted the Eccleshill, Ravenscliffe and Calverley areas of Bradford and Leeds, which have had a high number of reports over nuisance bikes and quad bikes.

Three motorbikes/quads and one van were seized. Two were seized for having no insurance and the other two were seized under section 59 of the Road Traffic Act, which allows the police to give drivers a warning if they are reported to have used their vehicle in a manner which causes “alarm, distress or annoyance”.

More than 30 tickets were issued to motorists, covering various offences including speeding, mobile phone usage and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Officers from officers from Leeds Outer West Neighbourhood Policing Team, in collaboration with Bradford East Neighbourhood Policing Team, Leeds District Off-Road Bike Team, OP Steerside, the Roads Policing Unit, and the Proactive Intercept Team all took part in yesterday’s operation.

Earlier this month police conducted a joint cross-border operation in Calverley / Ravenscliffe woods to target illegal riders. Last month three illegal quad bikes and a motorbike were seized by police as part of an operation in Calverley.


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