Off-road bikes seized in successful Coventry police operation - The Coventry Observer

Off-road bikes seized in successful Coventry police operation

Holly Clement 10th Jul, 2024   0

OFFICERS in Coventry have been working to tackle anti-social behaviour and have successfully seized off-road bikes.

The North Priority Crime team patrolled the wider Wood End, Longford, Holbrooks area last week to stop those driving dangerously and recklessly on the roads.

There were six separate sightings of off road vehicles all of which failed to stop for officers included off-road bikes, a dirt bike and a quad-bike.

Chief inspector Dave Amos said: “We’re listening to you and your local concerns around anti-social use of off-road bikes.

“Op Prosperity is a West Midlands Police and local partner targeted operation in Coventry that aims to identify and hold offenders accountable for the negative impact they have on their local community.

“The operation uses a variety of tactics, with early intervention and prevention as the lowest form of deterrence, escalating to the use of policing and partnership enforcement on those people persistent in this type of behaviour.

“The ultimate aim is to reduce all incidents of anti-social use of off road bikes.

“Seeking to change peoples’ behaviour – we want them to understand the adverse impact of their actions.

“This work would not be possible without the community and partners providing information and intelligence on those committing antisocial behaviour.

“You can tell us about anti-social behaviour and off-road biking in public places by calling 101 or contacting us online.”

This was part of Op Spotlight, a targeted national operation to make our roads safer for everyone.

The operation focuses on the four biggest factors in collisions where people are killed or seriously injured: driving under the influence of drink or drugs, mobile phone use, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt – The Fatal Four.

The team seized three vehicles for no insurance, gave out five tickets for use of mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt, and 66 speeding tickets.

Another suspect was also arrested on suspicion of driving disqualified.

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