Also in this section:

13 July 2017 

Bedfordshire Police combat off-road bikes in the north

Officers are taking extra steps in the upcoming days to tackle anti-social off-road biking in hot-spots in the north of the county.

Off-road biking is an on-going issue in Bedfordshire, but is particularly active during the summer months. Police are urging the public to come forward to report any issues in their neighbourhoods.

Police officers have powers to deal with off-road biking and anyone caught illegally riding an off-road bike can face prosecution which can lead to disqualification from driving, a fine or even imprisonment. Additionally the vehicle will be seized and potentially crushed.

Community Inspector Paul Ayling said: “We will not tolerate this kind of criminal behaviour. We are dedicated to making sure that we keep our residents safe and crack down on perpetrators.

“Off-road biking is not only a nuisance, it is extremely dangerous practice which poses a risk to public safety. We will continue to target hot-spot areas of this anti-social behaviour.

“We are sending a strong message that we will crack down on offenders and bring them to justice.”

If you wish to report an issue in your area you can call the police on 101, in emergencies always call 999.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.