Police ‘robustly’ tackling nuisance motorcyclists
Police in Potters Bar and Hertsmere are cracking down on nuisance motorcyclists in the borough.
Officers from Hertsmere’s three Safer Neighbourhood Teams – Borehamwood and Elstree, Bushey and Radlett, and Potters Bar and Shenley – will be carrying out extra high-visibility patrols at random times during the summer as part of Operation Carm (Campaign Against Rogue Motorcycles).
They will also stop and search anyone riding motorcycles anti-socially.
Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Tom Prior said: “Riding mopeds and motorcycles on bridle paths and footpaths is a criminal offence, which tends to increase during the summer and we will be tackling this robustly.
“Whilst there are a lot of things we can do, we need your help to tell us when and where it is happening and tell us what the riders look like and any registration plates.
“If it is safe to do so, please also send us any video footage or stills of any anti-social riding.
“Together, we can make it difficult for riders to commit these crimes in your neighbourhood, as it is not acceptable for local residents to put up with this.”
He added: “I’d also discourage parents from buying these bikes, unless they have a suitable place for them to be ridden.”
The crackdown follows officers from the Borehamwood Safer Neighbourhood Team trying to identify the rider of a red bike believed to have been riding anti-socially in Carrington Avenue in Borehamwood.
“We would like to speak to the rider in connection with anti-social riding,” said PC Phil Tuck.
“If you recognise who this is, please get in touch with us.”
• If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour in your area, report it to police via the non-emergency number 101, or contact one of the officers on your local Safer Neighbourhood Team.
If you witness a crime in progress, dial 999 immediately.