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Nuisance bikers are ‘shamed’ by police in Buttershaw
Police have taken to Facebook in a bid to “name and shame” a nuisance motorcycle rider causing havoc on a Bradford estate.
They posted a picture on the social networking site of a balaclava-clad motorcyclist and asked the public to identify him.
On Saturday, Queensbury, Royds and Wibsey Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Two off-road bikes have been riding dangerously around the Buttershaw estate today, potentially endangering the lives of local residents and road users.”
They said two officers tried to find the bikers, but were unable to stop them riding at excessive speeds. They said: “We are therefore appealing to anyone who might be able to identify the rider in this picture or the address where the bike is stored.
“There is plenty of action we can take, but we need help from the local community to fully tackle the problem by providing us with information on who is riding these bikes.
“If you can help to name and shame, our office number is (01274) 376668 or e-mail us at email@example.com.”
People left comments on the Facebook page about the disruption the riders were causing.
Marie Peacock-May said: “They’ve been racing round Woodside too. Very scary, lots of children playing out. It’s not good, not impressed!”
Steve White said: “I’m a driving instructor with CCTV. On several instances of these louts intimidating my pupils in Buttershaw I’ve been passed from pillar to post whilst trying to report it.”
Sharon Morris said: “They were out last night when I came home, no lights on either.”
Ward councillor Val Slater (Lab, Royds) said off-road bikers could be a problem all over Bradford at this time of year.