Off Road Motorbikes
Residents have confirmed that a number of off road motorbikes are being driven on common land, which is causing other users of the land distress.
:To provide public reassurance as well as reducing the opportunity for crime and disorder through the effective deployment of police resources.
: Working with partners, stakeholders and local communities to minimise disruption to local communities
:Maximise opportunities to secure information and intelligence in relation to any incident that is a policing matter.
:Maximise opportunities to secure evidence in relation to any potential offences whilst ensuring that the timing and scale of any police action or intervention mitigates the risk of problems escalating.
: Section 34 Anti-Social behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Authority to use section 35 Dispersal Powers. Officers will need to request that a Police Inspector or above puts this authority in place in order for a police officer or police community support officer, in uniform to exclude a person from an area for a period up to 48 hours (some restrictions do apply).
:Using a Motor Vehicle in a Manner Causing Alarm, Distress or Annoyance: Section 59 and 60 of the Police Reform Act 2002, Police (retention and disposal of motor vehciles). A police officer or police community support officer in uniform can issue a warning to the driver as well as the vehicle being used which will last for 12 months. If the driver or vehicle commits an offence under Section 3 Road Traffic Act 1988 (Careless and Inconsiderate Driving) and/or Section 34 (Prohibition of off road driving) for a second time the the vehicle that is being used will be seized by police. At the same time a fine can be issued to the driver.
:The Power to Seize Motor Vehicles (No Driving Licence/Uninsured): section 165A of the Road Traffic Act 1988: A police officer in uniform may seize any motor vehicle if the officer has reasonable grounds for believing that the vehicle is or was being driven by a person who doesn't hold a valid licence for that class of vehicle or is uninsured for use by that person. All persons using a motor vehicle on a road or other public place must have insurance and a driver's licence. The police can also issue a fine for either of the above offences taking place.
Your local team have been out in July on push bikes, in vehicles and in plain clothes in order to locate and deal with any offenders. At that time no one was found.