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Police seize motorbikes after pair caught riding anti-socially in Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth





Two motorcycles being ridden anti-socially in Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth have been seized by police over the past week.

Hertfordshire Constabulary has had numerous reports of bikes being ridden dangerously and anti-socially in the area, including riders speeding, weaving through traffic, doing wheelies and being generally intimidating.

Neighbourhood policing sergeant Andy Crow said: “Riding in this way is extremely dangerous both to innocent members of the public and the riders themselves. It could result in life-changing injuries or worse.

Anti-social bikers in Southern Country Park
Anti-social bikers in Southern Country Park

“We’ve been conducting additional patrols, working with our partners and reviewing footage to identify those involved.

“As a result, five off-road bikes and mopeds have been seized and warning notices have been issued under section 59 of the Police Reform Act, but we know there is still work to be done.”

He added: “We’re doing all we can and are asking people to please keep reporting information to us.

Anti-social bikers in Southern Country Park
Anti-social bikers in Southern Country Park

“If you know who these riders are, or where the bikes are being kept, please tell us. Additionally, if you have any images or footage, please share them with police directly.

“While it may seem frustrating that some riders are not being caught on the spot, building up solid intelligence will still allow us to take retrospective action, including seizing bikes and making arrests wherever possible.”

The seizures come after a resident posted a video on Facebook this week of two riders in The Causeway, Bishop’s Stortford, seeming to confront a driver before riding off through a red traffic light, with one doing a wheelie.

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the force communications room online via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call non-emergency number 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Anti-social bikers in Southern Country Park
Anti-social bikers in Southern Country Park

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via the independent charity’s untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.



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