South Yorkshire Police seize record number of off-road bikes in latest crackdown

A record number of off-road bikes were seized in a police crackdown in Doncaster.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 11:55 am

The operation was mounted last Saturday following repeated complaints about off-road bikes and quads using land at the end of Mill Hill Road in Hatfield, Doncaster.

South Yorkshire Police’s off-road bike team joined forced with local officers from the Doncaster East neighbourhood policing team and Doncaster Council officials to run the operation.

A fixed wing police airplane was also involved, to monitor activity from the air.

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South Yorkshire Police seized a record number of off-road bikes in a weekend crackdown

The neighbourhood policing team said it was planned because ‘residents have consistently complained of the disruption’.

A total of 22 off road vehicles – 21 bikes and a quad – were seized in one day, which is a South Yorkshire Police record.

A further 30 warnings were issued and over 50 fines were handed out for breaches of Coronavirus legislation.

South Yorkshire Police said: “The message: Don't use your off road vehicles illegally.”