August 2016 - Motorcycle Disorder
Nature of priority
After reviewing incidents, it is apparent that there is a seasonal increase in motorcycle disorder. Riders are using Off-Road bikes or ’Pit bikes’ to ride around fields and waste land, usually with no thought for pedestrians nearby. Stopping the riders safely is difficult and Police attendance usually disperses the riders increasing the risk to the public. The Neighbourhood Police team are looking at evidence gathering and prosecutions ‘in slow time’ rather than put the public at risk by stopping the bikes at the time of the offence.
Can I ask that if you are aware of any illegally ridden motorcycles that you call the Police and you provide us with as much information as possible. This will assist in seizure of the bike and prosecution of the riders and / or owners.
Update for July
The level of ASB involving motorcycles remains slightly lower than this time last year. Neighbourhood Officers have obtained excellent digital images of a number of Offenders using their bikes anti-socially. This is being progressed to prosecution and I will provide regular updates.
Please may I ask that you continue to call Police, this is providing good evidence and assisting us in identifying the offenders.
July 2017 -
Tyne View, Montague street and the playing field/ park off Valley View
Keeping you informed
OP unity- our ASB / crime reduction patrol plan has been reviewed and updated this month with new offenders identified , working closely with partner agencies we are determined to deal with those individuals in a robust manner. New ABA’s , anti-social behaviour agreements have been signed and our priority is to reassure the public that there is an impact on these individuals which does not always mean a criminal conviction.
There have been reports of careless fire starting in the Valley View playing field, which Tyne and wear fire service have been responding to mostly but neighbourhood officers have been directing patrols to these specific areas and a reminder of the dangers will be passed to anyone encountered in these areas.