Police seize quad bike being ridden in an anti-social manner in Burnley town centre
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Whilst on patrol, officers from Burnley Police spotted a quad bike being ridden in and around the town centre which was causing a nuisance.
The quad bike was identified a short while later to which the occupant left the vehicle and tried to make off from officers on foot. A man, aged 19 from Burnley, was then arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and dangerous driving after trying to avoid police hiding in a bush. He is currently in custody.
Shortly after, officers spotted an E-Bike being ridden anti-socially which was later located and recovered on Clifton Street, Burnley.
Rob Grey, neighbourhood inspector for Burnley, said: “It’s good to see that two vehicles causing nuisance have been taken off the roads and are no longer likely to cause issues for people going about their daily business in Burnley town centre.”
“We will continue to tackle the issues and concerns raised to us by our residents working with partner agencies to make Burnley a safe place to live, work and visit.”
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden said: “Anti-social behaviour is a blight on our communities and an issue that residents repeatedly raise with me, which is why I have made it a priority in my Fighting Crime Plan for Lancashire.
“I'm absolutely committed to cracking down on anti-social behaviour and I will continue to work closely with the Chief Constable to ensure the Constabulary has the resources needed to get tough on ASB and keep our communities safe.”