Dangerous bikers shamed as traffic cops aim to track down off-road menaces
Traffic cops are trying to trace these riders as they work to tackle nuisance bikers who have been spotted travelling at high speed along beaches and paths.
Durham Constabulary has issued a series of photos as officers try to find the bikers to help with inquiries.
It comes after a group of off-road motorcycle riders have been spotted riding dangerously on multiple occasions in the Seaham, Easington and Peterlee areas recently.
The force said it has received a number of reports that they have been riding at high speeds along beaches, cycle tracks, and public footpaths, which “poses a very real danger to members of the public enjoying these areas.”
Officers have seen the group riding on the Hart to Haswell walkway, in Blackhall Colliery and Seaton Village, and along Seaham’s seafront.
Pc Oliver, of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit Motorcycle Section, said: “Individuals who ride without any regard for the safety of others are putting innocent people at serious risk of harm, and we will not tolerate it.
“If you can identify any of the riders in question, or have information about where they live or where they are storing their bikes, I would strongly encourage you to get in touch with us.
“With your help, we can identify these people, and where offences have been committed, look to seize bikes and prosecute those involved.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101, via the live chat facility on its website, or make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.