Police target antisocial use of motorbikes in Lacey Green

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Police have received reports of antisocial behaviour in the form of motorbikes being driving without care and attention in the Lacey Green area of town.

Police Sergeant John O'Driscoll said "There have been previous reports of antisocial riding of motorbikes on the Lacey Green estate, predominantly in the open land that leads towards Styal Prison, however this has previously been confined to the summer months.

"Police are well aware of the distress this kind of ASB can cause local residents and will look to robustly deal with the riders and their bikes once they are identified. There are a number of powers available to the Police including prosecution but also S.59 warning notices that can be given to riders and the subsequent seizure of bikes if they fail to heed this warning.

"If the bikes are not displaying registration plates then video footage of the offending bike and its rider are of use to us as they can help us identify repeat offenders and aid in the seizure of bikes at a later date."

People can contact Wilmslow Police on 101 or 999 if you feel there is imminent danger to someone. Dashcam footage can also be uploaded through the Cheshire Police website.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Nick Jones
Saturday 5th January 2019 at 1:10 pm
I dont know how bad a problem this is, so cant comment .. but whilst the local constabulary is rightly asking the community for support in tackling "imminent danger to someone "... Please dont forget the "imminent danger to someone" on Alderley Road as well...
Ribia Nisa
Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 5:36 pm
Well done to our local PCSO Kerry Hancock. I raised this issue with her back in July and since then she has worked very hard to crackdown on the issue. The residence have definitely noticed a difference. Thank you Kerry.

Ribia Nisa
David Smith
Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 6:00 pm
How about confiscate the bike immediately for 30 days and then for a second offence confiscate it permanently? Why be so soft on this nuisance? Can't do that? Get a law that says you can.
Buster Wild
Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 6:25 pm
If anyone knows the identity of the red haired youth with no helmet, who rides a green motor-cycle without reg. plates and speeds across the football pitches on Clough Avenue where children are playing, please notify the local police before he kills someone.
Neda Metcalfe
Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 11:54 pm
Been complaining about this for the best part of 10 years so not holding my breath it will be dealt with