Nuisance bikes are seized in crackdown

Councillor Cynthia Ransome

Councillor Cynthia Ransome

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POLICE and council officers have seized six motorbikes worth £9,000 as part of a crackdown.

The motorbikes were being ridden anti-socially tearing up the Steetley Quarry area between Conisbrough and Edlington causing havoc for residents.

The bikes were spoiling the area regularly used by families, mountain bikers and dog walkers.

Coun Cynthia Ransome, cabinet member for communities, said: “The borough has a number of licensed motorcycle parks which have been created to give owners a place to ride their bikes off road without causing a nuisance.

“We will not tolerate those who choose to ride their bikes anti-socially. Anyone who has problems with this kind of behaviour can call the council on 01302 736000 or the police on 101.”

In addition to the bike seizures made on the day, enforcement officers issued 17 noise abatement notices and have taken photographs of a further 21 vehicles which will be seized by the police once the owners are identified.

A police spokesman said similar operations would be conducted on a regular basis.