Police launch crackdown on illegal Preston bikers
Written by Skywave Radio News on July 15, 2020
Lancashire Constabulary has launched a new task-force to clamp down on illegal motorbikes in the Preston area which will include new CCTV and traffic calming measures in troubled hot spots.
Throughout lockdown, officers have launched numerous appeals to find illegal bikers in the Preston area who have been using golf courses and public parks to ride around as they please.
In response to this, Lancashire Police has now set up Operation Dismount. It described this as ‘a long-term operation established specifically to target those people who seem to think that their ongoing illegal, anti-social and dangerous behaviour is acceptable’.
Officers are working closely with partners including local councillors, Preston City Council, and landowners, who together are putting things in place to try and improve the safety of residents and road users in the areas most affected.
A police spokesperson said: “As part of this, we are exploring traffic calming measures and the installation of CCTV to assist in the identification of bikes and offenders. We are also working in partnership with our local housing associations and will look to take joint action if those responsible continue to offend.”
Police are now seeking information on two people, pictured above, who were photographed on Avenham Park on Saturday, July 11.
Those with information which could help identify the duo, the location of the bike, or further evidence of the offenders or other offenders, should email OpDismount@lancashire.pnn.police.uk.
A spokesperson added: “This mailbox is monitored seven days a week and has been set up for the sole purpose of enabling members of our communities to quickly, easily and confidentially share information and evidence with your Neighbourhood Policing Team.
“As always, we rely on support and intelligence from our communities to do our job effectively.
“If motorbike nuisance is a problem where you live then please, stand up, be counted and help us put a stop this this behaviour.”