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Off-Road Bikers Warned in Pemberton
Monday 28th September, 2009

People tempted to ride off-road bikes illegally in Pemberton are being warned to think again.

Officers there are increasing patrols to tackle the problem after numerous complaints about riders causing disruption in the Marsh Green and Norley Hall areas.

Police and Wigan Council have displayed warning signs in hot spot locations and will be targeting those who ride in an anti-social manner.

Sergeant Justine Topping of the Pemberton Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “These vehicles can often create excessive noise and leave roads covered in mud, and residents in many communities are simply not prepared to put up with that. We will therefore be keeping a very close eye on places where this is a problem, and warning notices will be issued to those caught riding irresponsibly. Anyone riding without insurance will have their bike seized.”

To contact the Pemberton Neighbourhood Policing Team call 0161 856 7188 or e-mail pemberton.apt@gmp.police.uk

For non-emergency calls or to report crime call police on 0161 872 5050 or for more information visit gmp.police.uk/wigan

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police across Wigan borough are now working towards delivering the Policing Pledge, giving people a clear minimum standard of service they can expect from their Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

They are asking residents for their input to ensure that the service is focused on the needs of local communities and addresses the issues that matter most to people. Find out more at gmp.police.uk/pledge

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