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Bikers warned after seizures in Belton and Bradwell

PUBLISHED: 14:07 30 March 2011

MOTORCYCLISTS are being told to act responsibly or face having their bikes seized after a series of incidents in Belton and Bradwell.

The warning comes after two bikes were seized and a warning was issued following reports of inappropriate vehicle use in the areas.

Officers from the Southern Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) stopped two bikers on Sandy Lane, Belton on Friday following reports that two men were riding off road bikes. One biker, having already received a Section 59 warning, was issued with a second warning for inappropriate vehicle use and the bike was seized. A second man was also issued with a Section 59 warning.

Section 59 notices are issued to those who drive in a dangerous and inconsiderate manner.

Officers then stopped a biker on Mill Lane car park in Bradwell and issued him with the same warning for causing alarm, distress and harassment.

The bike had already received a previous Section 59 warning and as a result the motorcycle was seized.

Officers from the the villages’ SNT are currently carrying out targeted patrols in Mill Lane and Burgh Castle respectively as art of their current priorities to tackle anti-social behaviour, littering and inappropriate vehicle use.

A warning is issued on the first occasion and the careless driving will be noted down, if a second incident occurs within 12 months then police can use the power to seize the vehicle.

Police advise all motorcyclists to wear full protective clothing. To contact you local Safer Neighbourhood Team call 0845 456 4567.

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