Police appeal to find quad bike criminals
Humberside Police are appealing to the public following several reports of quad bike criminals committing numerous offences in the East Butterwick area, near the Isle of Axholme, in North Lincolnshire.
The quad bike criminals reportedly have no regard for other motorists, cause damage to crops, fences and hedgerows, and may be involved in more serious offences such as burglary, theft and poaching.
The bikes may also have been stolen in order to commit these crimes.
The police are appealing to the public – as part of Operation Yellowfin – in order to prevent people from eventually being injured by the quad bike criminals’ antics.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police in North Lincolnshire reported: “There has been a further report of quad bikes being ridden in the East Butterwick area.
“These riders have a total disregard for other road users, ride across land causing damage to crops, fences and hedgerows and may be involved in other offences such as burglary, plant theft or poaching.
“They may also be committing driving or document offences and the vehicle used may of been stolen for its purpose.
“We rely on the local community calling in sightings of quads and offroad bikes being ridden in this manner so we can target those areas with our patrols and stop the riders concerned.
“These offroad bikes and quads are being ridden by someone and are being stored somewhere.”
To help the police with their investigations, if you have seen these vehicles or have any information regarding their use or storage, please call 101.
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