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Police seize boy's mini-moto
3:41pm Friday 29th June 2012 in Crime news
A NUISANCE teenager repeatedly seen riding a mini moto in Blackburn has had his bike confiscated by police.
Officers seized the bike off the 14-year-old boy after he was repeatedly seen riding it on Rothesay Road, Blackburn.
A second 14-year-old boy was also issued with a warning after he was seen riding a mini moto on the Arran Trail in the area last Saturday.
Officers from the neighbourhood police team are clamping down on the problem after receiving a number of complaints from residents around the Shadsworth area and particularly on the Arran Trail.
Sgt Jon Cisco said: “These vehicles, apart from causing a nuisance and inconvenience to the community, pose a serious danger to the rider as they are rarely roadworthy and the majority of the time riders don’t have adequate insurance.
“We will continue to use powers available to us in order to get them off the streets and I would encourage residents to contact us with any information or concerns they have.”
Mini motos can only be driven on private land, with the landowners’ permission.
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