Police crackdown on anti-social bikers

NUISANCE bikers have been targeted during a joint operation to crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Officers from the South Kirkby neighbourhood police team (NPT) joined forces with Wakefield District Housing (WDH) to crack down on anti-social motorcyclists.

Operation Matrix - the district’s off-road motorcycle team - also joined in the crackdown, which saw four vehicles being seized, 15 riders warned about their behaviour, and one biker reported for summons for no documents.

Insp Jackie Turton, from the NPT, said: “This operation was in response to concerns raised by the community about off-road bikes. If people ride these bikes in a way that causes distress to local residents then it is anti-social behaviour. 

“We will continue to seize these bikes and prosecute riders for motoring offences.”

Janet Smith, WDH area manager said: “Off-road bikes are a real problem in some parts of the Wakefield district and it’s a priority issue for our residents and partners.

“By helping to fund Operation Matrix, WDH is committed to tackling those people whose behaviour causes a nuisance and potential hazard to members of the community.”