Police have seized four bikes after the riders were caught on protected land at Rivington.

The bikes were seized for a range of offences by the riders, including no insurance, disqualified driving, and one of the bikes was suspected to be stolen.

Police from Chorley and Leyland were out working in partnership with United Utilities and Chorley Council when the damage caused by the bikes was discovered.

The police have warned that damage caused by the bikes costs millions of pounds and affected the eco-system in the protected area, which "takes years to get back to normal."

A police spokesperson said: "This is a protected site by Natural England and we will continue to work together to stop the damage.

"Georges Lane into Belmont Road is a green lane and vehicles must be taxed/insured to drive on it."