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A quad bike has been seized by officers in the Tilery area of Stockton as part of proactive work to combat nuisance off-road bikes and anti-social behaviour.
Officers from Stockton Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) seized the quad bike on Tuesday 10th January 2023.
The team has been working with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to target illegal and antisocial riders in the local area.
Inspector Matt Reeves from the Stockton Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Anti-social behaviour or any criminal activity which causes misery for law-abiding residents will not be tolerated.
“We’re aware that off-road and nuisance bikes are a concern for residents across Stockton and we’re committed to tackle the issue alongside partner agencies.”
Councillor Norma Stephenson, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Access, Communities and Community Safety, said: “I’m really pleased to see this quad bike has been seized because they are a blight to the community and people are fed up of the nuisance and damage they cause.
“We’ve worked closely with Cleveland Police to take bikes off roads across the Borough and identify those responsible for reckless behaviour. It’s a reminder the culprits are not above the law and I would encourage people to report them to the police.”
If you have any information about criminal activity in your area, please contact us on 101.
Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phone on 0800 555 111.