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Police road safety warning after boy spotted carrying bike over 70mph road

PUBLISHED: 08:08 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:42 18 June 2018

A teenage boy pictured carrying his bike across the Northern Norwich Distributor Road near the airport. Picture: Submitted

A teenage boy pictured carrying his bike across the Northern Norwich Distributor Road near the airport. Picture: Submitted

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Police have urged pedestrians to use road crossings and avoid risks after a teenage boy was spotted carrying his bike over the middle of a 70mph Norwich road.

A teenage boy pictured carrying his bike across the Northern Norwich Distributor Road near the airport. Picture: SubmittedA teenage boy pictured carrying his bike across the Northern Norwich Distributor Road near the airport. Picture: Submitted

The boy was seen crossing the Broadland Northway - often known as the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) - near Norwich airport on Sunday, lifting his bike over the barrier and cycling across to Holt Road.

There is a nearby bridge crossing.

A teenage boy pictured carrying his bike across the Northern Norwich Distributor Road near the airport. Picture: SubmittedA teenage boy pictured carrying his bike across the Northern Norwich Distributor Road near the airport. Picture: Submitted

Inspector Lou Provart, tactical firearms commander and incident manager for Norfolk police, said: “Pedestrians taking risks like these are a significant danger to themselves and other road users.

“The NDR is a major trunk road serving a high volume of traffic on a national road speed of up to 70mph.

“We would advise all pedestrians to use the crossings over the NDR as they are adequately available at regular intervals.”

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