Clampdown on bad bikers and illegal drivers

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police have been cracking down on motorcycle anti-social behaviour and uninsured and unlicensed drivers in Newbiggin and the Hirst area of Ashington.

Officers have carried out extra patrols and taken action to stop these nuisance bikes, which pose a safety threat to pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.

They are also clamping down on uninsured and unlicensed drivers of all vehicles, as this has been raised as a community concern.

Police have issued warnings to riders and three motorbikes have been seized by officers. One of them was from an unlicensed driver in Ashington.

The two others were being ridden in an anti-social manner – one around Newbiggin and the other, a stolen motorbike, was recovered by officers after being driven around Hirst.

Two cars were also seized by officers. A Corsa driven by an unlicensed driver and a Clio driven by an unlicensed and uninsured driver was summonsed to court.

Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Harris (Ashington and Urban Morpeth) said: “We want to make sure people are safe on our roads in the Ashington sector and are carrying out this operation to tackle problem drivers.”

To report motorcycle disorder or suspected uninsured drivers, call your local neighbourhood team on 101 or email