Off-road bikers are flouting the lockdown and driving in a 'dangerous' manner at borough park

Off-road bikers are flouting the lockdown and putting the public at risk by driving in a dangerous manner.
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Police said they are receiving numerous complaints about the riders on Bickershaw Country Park.

They say some of the off-roaders have been travelling long distances to the area and "completely ignoring and disregarding the lockdown."

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Officers in Leigh are clamping down on use of the off-road bikes and have seized several off-road vehicles in recent weeks.

A seized off-road bikeA seized off-road bike
A seized off-road bike

Officers shared an image of one of the bikes they seized on social media as well as one used to transport the vehicles.

They said: "We are receiving numerous complaints about off roaders on Bickershaw Country Park.

"The public are using this space to exercise and adhere to social distancing. Dangerous use of off roaders at this site and the surrounding areas will not be tolerated as the risk it poses to the public is not acceptable.

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"This vehicle was seized today under section 59 having ignored the signage all around the site. Use of these vehicles is also a breach of COVID. If you have these vehicles find responsible and legal places to enjoy your hobby."

It is illegal to ride off-road vehicles such as quads, scramblers, mini-motos and go-peds in any public spaces.

This includes parks, pavements, waste grounds and parkways, with anyone caught riding one having it seized and crushed.

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