Off-road motorcyclists who break the law face having their bikes seized in a clampdown by the Maidstone Task Force.

Officers have responded to complaints from residents about the antisocial use of mopeds on footpaths in the Parkwood and Mangravet areas, by identifying those responsible and delivering formal warnings.

On Tuesday 1 February 2022, constables gave Community Protection Warnings to the parents of two local young people suspected of causing a nuisance while riding the bikes. 

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Warnings

The warnings require the parents to ensure any off-road motorbikes are used lawfully and only on private land, with the permission of the landowner.

Inspector Steve Kent, of the Maidstone Community Safety Unit, said: ‘We are reminding riders that it is strictly forbidden to use off-road vehicles on public land such as bridleways, footpaths, public parks and open spaces.
‘Parents have responsibility for the behaviour of their children and, in this case, have received warnings themselves. If the behaviour is repeated, formal notices can be issued, riders will be reported for any offences they commit and uninsured vehicles will be seized.’

Anybody who wishes to report the antisocial use of motorcycles should call 101 or visit the Kent Police website here

By Ed

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