Cracking down on nuisance riders

Police are clamping down on nuisance moped and motor cycle riders on a Norwich estate.Officers from the Mile Cross, Catton and Fiddle-wood community team have received a number of complaints from local people about the bikes being ridden up and down the Marriott's Way footpath and cycle path which links the city centre with the Mile Cross estate.

Police are clamping down on nuisance moped and motor cycle riders on a Norwich estate.

Officers from the Mile Cross, Catton and Fiddle-wood community team have received a number of complaints from local people about the bikes being ridden up and down the Marriott's Way footpath and cycle path which links the city centre with the Mile Cross estate.

PC Craig Dixon said: "Their mere presence can cause a hazard to pedestrians and cyclists and we know that local people have felt annoyed and fearful for their safety. Clearly this is not acceptable and we have been addressing these concerns."

Anyone caught riding in a careless or inconsiderate manner or in restricted areas will be given a warning. The warning lasts for 12 months and if there is any further complaint police may seize the bike. So far two official warnings have been issued.

Anyone with any inform-ation should contact PC Dixon at Mile Cross Police Station in Norwich on 0845 4564567 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.