Warning for off-road biker

5 Dec 2018 09:25

An off-road biker has been issued with a warning following several complaints from residents.

Horwich neighbourhood police officers had received reports about an off-road biker in the area.

Officers have identified the driver, and issued them with a Section 59 warning. Police are increasingly using their powers conferred in Section 59 of the Police and Reform Act 2002.

These powers allow an officer to seize and remove a vehicle.

However, the police cannot seize a vehicle without first warning the driver that it will be seized if inconsiderate driving persists.

Officers from Bolton North tweeted: “A couple of weeks ago we had a number of reports in relation to an off road bike around the Horwich area.

Horwich neighbourhood police officers identified the rider of the off road bike, who has now been issued


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