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Police clamp down on use of off road motorbikes in the Formby near Southport area

Officers in the Formby area have noticed an increase in the use of off road scrambler motor cycles and electric Sur-Ron bikes (pictured), being used in an anti-social manner around the area. Often these bikes are ridden dangerously fast on the roads and the riders show no regard for the safety of others roads users, pedestrians or their own personal safety.  They are commonly ridden without the use of helmets, protective clothing or full insurance. Merseyside Police officers in Formby are actively looking to stop and seize bikes being ridden illegally and prosecute any person riding the bikes.  

This activity is part of Operation Brookdale, the ongoing Merseyside Police response targeting the illegal and anti-social use of off-road bikes across Merseyside.

We are continuing to do everything we can to stop incidents involving off road and illegal electric bikes blighting our communities, so if you have information on these bikes, where they are being stored, where they are regularly being ridden, and what vehicles are transporting them – let us know, report online, call Crimestoppers, even send a message to us on social media. We will keep taking action whenever we can to remove dangerous vehicles from the streets."

Anyone with information on scrambler or electric bikes can contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter Merseyside Police Contact Centre or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’. You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here: https://orlo.uk/MEVHe

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