Youths ‘fall off bike’ in police pursuit
Two youths who were attempting to ‘run away’ from the police have instead embarrassed themselves after falling off a motocross bike in front of officers.
Yesterday, while on patrol in Hull, a team of officers witnessed a small motocross type petrol bike being ridden by two young people without helmets.
Police began to approach them, but in their rush to leave the scene, they fell off the bike.
Police were then left to deal with the uninsured mechanically propelled vehicle being.
As it was being ridden on a public road, the vehicle has now been seized under s.165 of the Road Traffic Act.
Speaking via social media, a spokesperson for Humberside Police said:
“When motorists don’t insure their vehicle it means the rest of the law abiding motorists pay higher premiums, as well as causing untold misery to those who are victims of accidents involving an uninsured motorist.
“Moreover, officers had concerns about the fact the youths had been out and about without helmets and putting their safety at risk.
“If your kids are out and about then their safety is your responsibility.”
Unbelievably, a member of the public attempted to take possession of the bike in front of officers while they awaited a recovery vehicle.
He then accused them of theft, and was promptly issued with a warning.