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Mini-motos seized after riders terrorise part of Burnley
A CRACKDOWN on young rogue motorcyclists has led to two mini-motos being seized by police in the Queensgate area of Burnley.
An operation was mounted by neighbourhood police following repeated complaints about the micro-sized machines being ridden along footpaths and parkland.
Riders were also terrorising members of the public on school playing fields and car parks across the district.
No arrests were made and the bikes were crushed.
Police community support officer Dave Johnson said: “We’ve received many complaints about the anti-social use of mini motos.
“Not only do they cause a nuisance to members of the community, but they can also be extremely dangerous to other road users and pedestrians.
“We will continue to remove these bikes from the streets and will actively pursue any reports passed to us by the public.”
The crackdown was carried out with expert assistance from officers working for the Colne road policing unit.
Often the mini moto riders do not have road insurance or the bikes are untaxed or do not possess MOT certificates.
Residents with any concerns regarding mini motos can contact their neighbourhood police team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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