Police in Blakenall tackle misery caused by off road bikes
14 September 2012
Police in Bloxwich are stepping up efforts to tackle damage caused by off road motorbikes in Blakenall.
Regular noise nuisance and people riding bikes on pavements causing danger to pedestrians has been causing untold misery for residents.
Neighbourhood policing team Sergeant, Jim Nixon, said: "These bikes are causing misery to local residents and businesses. The noise pollution as well as the visible eyesore this criminal behaviour leaves behind is causing considerable upset within the nearby communities.
"We'd like to remind people it is an offence to ride any petrol driven motorbikes, quad bikes or customised vehicles on or off road without the legal requirements of insurance, appropriate licenses or permission to ride on the land.
"Blakenall neighbourhood team have recently seized 8 off road bikes. Our message to riders is that if you are caught using an off road bike then the bike will be seized and potentially crushed."
Walsall Police are appealing to members of the public to come forward with information regarding anyone committing these crimes. All information will be acted upon and those responsible will be dealt with robustly.
If anyone has information about off road motorbikes they can contact their local neighbourhood policing team on the non-emergency number 101.