Police announce crackdown on 'nuisance' motorcyclists who are putting lives in danger in Burnley and Padiham

Burnley Police have today announced a crackdown on nuisance motorcyclists who have been plaguing communities and putting residents' lives and safety at risk.

Inspector Damian Pemberton said that officers from the neighbourhoood policing team would be visitng a number of individuals, who they believe are the culprits, after days of gathering evidence, information and intelligence from the public.

Thanking the people of Burnley and Padiham for their 'support and patience' Inspector Pemberton said: "We've made a start and have a lot of work to do so please be patient and keep offering your support.

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"So far we have seized a nuisance motorcycle from a rider that chose to ride along the canal in the Daneshouse area and we have also reported an individual for riding with no driving license, insurance or MOT and in an anti-social manner in the Lanehead area of Burnley."

Inspector Pemberton added that officers had the power to seize bkes saying: "If we can seize your bike and ensure that you don't get it back then we will and if we can prosecute you then we will.

"You have been warned."

He also gave a reassurance that any information or itelligence regarding motorcycle nuisance and anti social behaviour will be taken seriously and looked in to and asked residents to email the neighbourhood policing team [email protected]