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GMP: Police vow to pursue off road bikes as new unit comes to Bolton

Officers have vowed to get a “structured response” in place and to work with colleagues such as the National Police Air Service in the north west in relation to this issue.

Police have said they will get offenders who use these vehicles locked up.

The issue has plagued Bolton some time with numerous complaints made.

But a spokesperson for GMP’s traffic unit has said it is a “misconception” that they will not be pursued.

They said:  “A common misconception is that we won’t pursue those who ride anti-socially using off road bikes or scooters.

“Not true. Once we can put a structured response into place, we work relentlessly in partnership with colleagues such as the National Police Air Service North West to get these offenders locked up.”

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This week an “intelligence led” police unit was brought to crackdown on those who deal with off-road bikes.

It was reported that it would be deployed to Little Lever and other areas plagued by the scooters.

As it is intelligence leg people are urged to report concerns to help ensure that prompt action is taken.

The Bolton News: Off road bikes have been reported as a problem many times

Cllr Liam Barnard, of Little Lever and Darcy Lever, said: “What this means for our residents is that the more the report incidents like these, then the more likely it will be that Greater Manchester Police (GMP) will deploy these units, because they are intelligence led.”

The Bolton News: Police have said it is a"misconception" they won't be pursued

He added: “I’ve been speaking to my neighbours around the Dovebank estate and they have a lot of concerns about off-road bikers.

“But it’s not just there, it’s also around Mytham Park that people have raised concerns and all around Little Lever.”

Last year police warned drivers that their bikes would be seized if no go signs were ignored.

The Bolton News: Police have said it is a"misconception" they won't be pursued



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