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Off Road Bikes


Good morning Resident

Over the previous 2 months, there have been 12 reports made to police regarding a youth riding around The Avenues area of Chester le Street on a green coloured off – road bike being ridden anti-socially around the estate. Concerns were made around the safety of the rider and for pedestrians who might happen to get in the way.

On Friday afternoon whilst patrolling The Avenues, PCSO Brian Donnelly was made aware that the young male was back out on his bike. After completing a search of the local area, there was no sight or sound of the green bike. 

They say patience is a virtue, and on this occasion the green bike soon made its way back home where PCSO Donnelly greeted the unsuspecting rider with his presence. The rider is well known by PCSO Donnelly, as he had previously been warned regarding the use of the bike in December, that on this occasion the bike will have to be seized. 

If you are going to invest your money in an off-road bike or a quad, please ensure that you have somewhere to ride it, ideally private land with landowners’ permission in writing, ideally with insurance. Alternatively, there are off road tracks at Pea Farm in Stanley and at Hardwick, near to Sedgefield. 

Riding on the streets where you live or Cong Burn Woods or any public place is not acceptable, patrols in these areas as well as other areas of Chester le Street that have been identified where the bikes & quads go will continue. 


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