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Anti-social quadbike riders causing chaos for residents
UNRULY quadbike riders in High Wycombe are making people’s lives a misery, with police calling for people’s help in catching those riding vehicles anti-socially.
Officers in the Micklefield and Totteridge areas say they are receiving reports of quad and motorbikes being ridden dangerously and putting residents and road users at risk.
Police say the majority of these vehicles are not legally allowed on the road, and that riders often lack licences and therefore have no insurance.
Yesterday, police seized a quad bike due to its driver not being insured.
Sergeant Mat Lloyd, neighbourhood sergeant for Micklefield, said: “The neighbourhood team is conducting an operation to tackle this issue. Officers will be using their powers to prosecute riders and seize bikes being ridden illegally or anti-socially.
“However, the anti-social nature of this behaviour is just one of our concerns, our primary concern is the danger that the riders, their passengers and other road users are put under every time a bike is ridden in this way.”
Officers say the riders are also putting themselves at risk by not wearing protective helmets or clothing.
Anyone with information about the riders or has knowledge about the location of illegal bikes should contact Thames Valley Police via 101.
Police insist all information will be in confidence and concerned residents can also provide information anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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