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Police officers in Wellingborough will be targeting nuisance motorcycles with renewed strength following concerns raised by members of the local community.
Over the past few months, motorcycle nuisance has been causing issues in some neighbourhoods with reports being made to police of off-road vehicles racing up and down the streets.
Local officers are working hard to tackle the issue with some good results of seizures and warnings issued to the riders, however officers will be tackling the issue with renewed strength and a zero-tolerance approach in the coming weeks.
Chief Inspector Tom Thompson, said: “Tackling anti-social behaviour has been identified as a matter of priority for Northamptonshire Police and that’s because it’s one of the top issues we see regularly raised by the public across the county.
“Members of the community in Wellingborough have been contacting us regarding the nuisance motorcycle riding that is happening in the town and whilst we have had some good results, we will be putting extra resource in the area to crack down on this unacceptable behaviour.
“I am sending a clear message to the people who ride these vehicles and put members of the public in fear as a result – we will enforce against you if we catch you riding a motorcycle illegally and there will be no exceptions to this rule.
"We cannot accept behaviour that affects the quality of life of the people who live in the area and you are not only putting them in danger, you are also putting yourself at risk of a serious collision.
“We really need the community to keep reporting the issue to us and although on the surface it may seem like nothing is being done, we are constantly collating intelligence in order to build up a picture which gives us the best chance to seize the vehicles causing the nuisance and issue warnings to those riding them.”
This activity is part of Operation Judgement’s month of action which aims to tackle vehicle nuisance with people encouraged to email information to [email protected], as well as continuing to report incidents by calling 101 or, in an emergency, 999.