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Police seek scrambler bike rider after assault in Kirkby

Police are hunting the rider of a scrambler bike Credit: PA

Detectives in Kirkby are seeking a scrambler bike rider after a vulnerable man was assaulted on Saturday.

Officers were called to Bigdale Drive at 3.30. p.m. after a report that a 66-year-old man had been kicked and knocked to the floor by a man who was riding a scrambler bike on the pavement.

The man sustained bruising to the leg and was assessed by paramedics at home.

This incident again highlights the fact that people who ride scrambler bikes on our roads and even pavements in a criminal, reckless and anti-social manner show a complete disregard for public safety. They will never be tolerated by Merseyside Police and our partners.

We know how strongly members of our communities feel about these incidents and we will continue to take positive action to seize those bikes we believe are being used illegally on our roads, and bring those responsible to justice. I would encourage people to pass on information which allows us to find those bikes and those who ride them.

We will continue to act on any information so if you know where these bikes are being stored or who is storing them, contact us.

If you have any information on this incident, please call police on 101 quoting incident reference number 0517322292, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Inspector John Williams, Merseyside Police