We have executed seven warrants across Grimsby and Cleethorpes today in connection with offences of criminal damage, and careless and inconsiderate driving.
The warrants were executed in relation to the riding of off-road high powered motorbikes in areas across the Peak District, the North York Moors and Lincolnshire. It’s alleged that the activity caused damage to sites of significant interest, which in turn damaged roads and pathways and protected flowers and fauna.
We have worked closely with Cheshire Police who have come across to North East Lincolnshire to assist in the operation and help execute the warrants with us.
We have so far arrested five people who are currently in custody. A sixth person has made an appointment to come and speak to investigating officers, and a further suspect will be spoken to at a later stage.
Six high powered off-road motorbikes have also been seized.
Sergeant Dan Healey from Grimsby Community Policing Team said: “While we support and condone safe motorcycling, we cannot condone the destruction of protected areas across any part of the country which are meant to be enjoyed by everyone.
“We are very pleased with the results today. It sends out a warning to anyone who commit crime in any part of the country that police forces will collaborate on such operations, and that we work hard together to bring those who commit crimes to justice.”