A BRADFORD park is being plagued by yobs on bikes, leaving parents and children terrified.

Now a group which has been working tirelessly in recent years to restore Bradford Moor Park to its former glory has warned: "Enough is enough."

The situation has become so awful that one woman was even subject to racial abuse - being called a 'white b******' - and accused of being on the phone to police.

The woman, who didn't want to be named, said she had been "scared and frightened".

"I walked home, I was very upset and called my older daughter, crying, telling her what happened."

Police patrols have been stepped up in the park and the Bradford East police team is working with Operation Steerside, officers who tackle the criminal and anti-social use of Bradford's roads, to bring the problem under control.

Naz Kosar, who heads up the Friends of Bradford Moor Park group, said: "I have been contacted by park users and parents whose children walk through the park to and from school, as they are worried about young males driving motorbikes and quads in the park, which is dangerous around their children.

"The drivers show no care towards other park users and have ruined the grass by driving and leaving tyre marks."

She added: "A lot of hard work and energy has gone into the park to make it a safe place for all ages and the group will continue to work hard to ensure park users safety is paramount.

"It is disappointing to see this type of behaviour in a much-loved green space. I am confident with the support of the Council and police that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated any longer."

Inspector Paul Riley, of Bradford East Neighbourhood Policing Team, said he and his officers are aware of recent issues in the park relating to off-road bikes and anti-social behaviour.

"We have increased patrols in the area and are working with our colleagues on Operation Steerside to utilise available legislation to deal with those responsible," he added.

"I would appeal to the community to come forward if they have any information on those responsible.

"Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated on our streets and we continue to work with partners to identify those responsible and take effective action to reduce incidents and improve the situation for residents."

West Yorkshire Police also confirmed a report of a racially-aggravated public order offence had been taken and inquiries are ongoing.