This is the latest comment by Merseyside Police on the issue
Over the last couple of weeks we have experienced an increase in calls from members of the public about people using scrambler bikes and off-road vehicles in the area. These vehicles are often driven without insurance and are ridden anti-socially & dangerously on public roads.
Anti-Social use of motorbikes in North Sefton.
If you or any member of your family owns one of these bikes please ensure that you are aware of the legislation, as Merseyside Police will seize vehicles that are used inappropriately.
Off road bikes can only be driven on private land with the permission of the landowner. They cannot and should not be driven in parks and open spaces; including the coastline and the sand dunes.
More recently we have received reports from residents in Hightown, Formby & Ainsdale. Yesterday we received 3x reports from Ainsdale residents, all reporting a junior / small scrambler bike with two males on board, no helmets in the area of Sandbrook Way, Meadow Lane & Woodvale Road. The motorbike was described as; small scrambler, grey & black in colour, no registration number was provided.
Do you know the owner of the vehicle?
We would love to seize it and prevent any further reports.
If you or your community is suffering because of the dangerous, anti-social use of off-road motorbikes, always report the incident and provide the following details;
- Description of who is riding the bike.
- Where the bike is being used.
- When it is being used (time of day e.g. evening, daytime, weekends).
- Details about the vehicle (e.g. make, model, colour & registration number).
To report the nuisance of off-road vehicles, please contact Merseyside Police on 101.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.
Crime-stoppers is a national charity independent of the police.
You won’t be asked your name, just what you know!