Warning over off-road bikes

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POLICE are warning off-road bikers to stick to the law - or face the consequences

Sergeant Dean Maddocks from the Lower Valley neighbourhood policing team - which covers Brighouse and Elland - says anyone found riding illegally could have their bike seized.

“With the summer approaching it is this time of year when we see an increase in nuisance motorbike reports,” he said,

“My advice is simple - unless you have a road-legal bike and permission to use private land, then keep your bike locked in the garage.

“Parents also have a responsibility when allowing children to use motorbikes.

“You could face having your bike seized, being issued with a fine and having penalty points on your licence.

“We will also issue you with a warning which lasts 12 months and could result in further penalties in the future.

“I would also appeal to local residents to report any such activity to the police,” said Sgt Maddocks

To report illegal off-road biking call police on 0845 6060606.

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