Police are tackling motorbike disorder in Cramlington following a number of complaints from residents.
Cramlington neighbourhood policing team has had concerns raised by local people about motorbikes being ridden on cycle paths and across playing fields and roads endangering the public.
We are concerned that this kind of activity could end up with someone getting seriously injured or even killedActing Inspector for Cramlington and Seaton Valley, Michael Aspey
Extra police patrols are being carried out in the affected areas in order to identify those responsible for motorcycle disorder, prevent further offending and reassure the public.
Now officers have seized a motorbike which had been reported to officers in two separate incidents in the area on Tuesday, March 24, and a 21-year-old man has been reported for motoring offences.
Acting Inspector for Cramlington and Seaton Valley, Michael Aspey, said: “Officers are taking action by increasing patrols around the Cramlington area. We want to make riders aware that they are committing offences by riding motorbikes in these areas.
“Most importantly they are putting the public at risk by riding in these areas and compromising their own safety.
“Motorcycle disorder not only causes a great annoyance to residents, but it can also can be extremely dangerous.
“We are concerned that this kind of activity could end up with someone getting seriously injured or even killed.”
Call police on 101 with any information.