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Antisocial Use Of Motorbikes - 661/20

Date Responded 04 May 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

Number of reports of the antisocial use of motorbikes in Marley Hill in the last 5 years and any action taken by Northumbria Police.

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Central Area Command of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

45 incidents from 2015 to date.

Action taken by Northumbria Police

Police logs for the incidents show that several actions have been carried out consistently Northumbria Police when calls of motorcycle disorder have been made, these are

  • Information is passed to patrols for information and to Neighbourhood Policing Teams for follow up with the initial caller.
  • Riders or people with transport vehicles have been spoken to and advised about the riding and conduct.
  • Transport vehicles details have been taken.
  • Council has been contacted as to any enforcement that can be taken.
  • The land owner has been contacted with regards to people using the land. They have stated that they are happy for the land to be used in this way.
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