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Police crackdown on 'dangerous' off-road bikes

16 people have been arrested across Merseyside and Manchester as Police clamp down on dangerous and anti-social use of off-road bikes across the area.

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16 arrested in police crackdown on 'dangerous' off-road bikes

Credit: Merseyside Police

16 people have been arrested across Merseyside and Manchester as Police clamp down on dangerous and anti-social use of off-road bikes across the area.

28 off-road bikes all believed to have been stolen or used in dangerous ways were recovered during the morning raids.

Officers executed warrants early this morning at 14 addresses in Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton and one in Greater Manchester. Two storage facilities have also been searched.

Searches are on-going at a number of properties.

Credit: Merseyside Police

Today's action is all about responding to the concerns of communities across Merseyside and targeting those people who we believe have been using scrambler bikes in a dangerous or anti-social way.

We know that many people are plagued by the problem of off road vehicles and actually find them incredibly intimidating. When they are ridden dangerously, they pose a huge risk, not only to the safety of the rider, but also to pedestrians and other law abiding road users.

– Chief Superintendent Jonathan Roy

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