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WATCH: Cyclist causes mayhem by doing a wheelie into oncoming traffic

PUBLISHED: 09:02 10 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:02 10 March 2018

A youth has been caught on CCTV cycling into oncoming traffic in Gorleston. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A youth has been caught on CCTV cycling into oncoming traffic in Gorleston. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

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Dramatic CCTV footage shows the shocking moment a youth causes mayhem on the high street in Gorleston.

Cars can be seen stopping and swerving out of his path as he does a wheelie into oncoming traffic.

Police released the footage as part of an ongoing campaign to crack down on anti-social behaviour in the area.

Since the enforcement began at the end of last year, 18 youths in the area have been dealt with through community resolution.

A 17-year-old boy has also been convicted of two counts of riding a bike in a careless manner and failing to stop for a police officer.

The boy was ordered to pay a £40 fine and a £20 victim surcharge.

Another male is also awaiting a court date.

• MORE: Police warn Gorleston youths over anti-social cycling

The anti-social behaviour crack down was prompted by numerous complaints from members of the public about irresponsible cycling.

Long-distance wheelies towards oncoming traffic have been cited as one of the main problems.

PC Richard Bladon, of Gorleston Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This behaviour is clearly dangerous, both to the young people riding the cycles and other road users and pedestrians.

“As a result of a number of complaints from local residents, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston officers have been proactively engaging with young people in the area to tackle the issue.

“This has involved working in partnership with schools and other agencies to educate youths to highlight the dangers of such stunts.

“I just want to reiterate that this kind of behaviour is not tolerated and we will be dealing with such incidents in a robust way. In the first instance of an individual committing offences, they will be reported and dealt with via a community resolution. This will require them to attend a police station with an appropriate adult where they’ll receive a presentation on cycle safety and anti-social behaviour.

“If the individual commits further offences of this nature, they will be reported to court.

“We hope that residents and parents alike will support our efforts to keep Gorleston a pleasant place for all who live and visit here.”

Those concerned about anti-social behaviour in the town are asked to contact Norfolk Police on 101 or report it online via www.norfolk.police.uk

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