FIRST PICTURES OF THE HAMPTON BASED POLICE YAMAHA 650
QUOTE: "A VERY SERIOUS PIECE OF KIT"
|Discreet Police livery on the powerful Yamaha 650; by the time you read it, "You're Nicked" and any bike or minimoto on the way to the crusher... Even the bullhorn police siren blends in... a serious piece of kit...|
Police in our neighbourhoods are already dramatically ramping up action against nuisance riders of off-road motorbikes and minimotos on the Green Wheel and land including the brickworks to the south of Peterborough.
The first POLICE liveried YAMAHA 650 scamble bike has just entered service and is based at Hampton. Police are seeking to urgently add two more machines, and are inviting the business community to assist. Already three experienced highly trained off-road police riders are available.
They will initially use this first seriously powerful motorbike on a shift pattern, to counter the growing menace of uninsured, unsafe and some underage bikers using the brickpits and local pathways and access routes.
Police have already intercepted vans containing off road bikes and riders, from far away as Kettering, heading for the brickpits, having been tipped off through social media that the brickpits are free to use. They may be free, but as they are on private land, and no permission has been granted. Police are poised to snatch bikes (and vans) as soon as they arrive.
Previously local residents have complained about youths riding in the Hampton brick pits, between Hampton and Yaxley. Other sightings along the GreenWheel off Aydon Road, at Park Farm, Stanground have also been reported and logged. This has prompted Police to bring in enhanced measures, including the new off road police bike.
The motorbikes reported and some already captured on video footage from PBROTRIB camera sleuths have been seen ridden on paths and bridleways, often without the correct equipment such as helmets, or even valid insurance.
Police have earmarked it as a priority for our neighbourhoods following the latest panel meeting.
On Sunday June 15th, officers used the new Yamaha 650 off road motorbike, in an pro-active operation to tackle the problem.
The warnings stand for a year and apply to both the vehicle [motorbike] and the rider.
If the same vehicle is seen being ridden anti-socially again, it can be seized, whether it is the same rider or not.
Two men and a teenage boy were also summonsed to court for motoring offences.
Sgt James Hobson said: "This has been identified as an issue of particular concern, we are directly and repeatedly targeting those responsible throughout the summer.
"The Brickpits and land being used by the bikers is privately owned, and these people have not been given permission to ride on it. If the problem continues, we will be seizing motorbikes."
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