Motorbikes seized by police after anti-social behaviour in nature reserve

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Two nuisance motorbikes have been seized by the Community Protection Police Team after two men were caught riding off-road in a Bulwell nature reserve.

Residents and local councillors had complained about the anti-social behaviour being caused by off-road bikes which has been a priority for Community Protection and the Bulwell Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Officers were alerted to the motorbikes being used in Sellars Wood Nature Reserve on Tuesday (22 July) and seized the two vehicles.

Police can seize and remove a vehicle if it is being used in a manner that causes alarm, distress or annoyance to the public. This applies both on and off-road.

Two men, aged 21 and 22, have been reported for summons for driving offences in connection with the incident.

“Please continue to report nuisance bikes on 101,” said Insp Christine Busuttil. “If it is not happening at the time and you have managed to obtain details of the bikes, contact your local beat team and we will endeavour to remove these bikes as quickly as possible to enable residents of Bulwell to enjoy open spaces and go about their business safely on the public highway.”