Police crackdown on nuisance bikers in Barnsley

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An operation has been launched in Barnsley to tackle nuisance bikers using the Trans Pennine Trail.

Officers mounted the operation following complaints from residents about bikes and anti-social behaviour.

They have increased foot and cycle patrols in a bid to deter bikers from using the trail.

So far two boys under 16 have had their bikes seized in the crackdown.

Police Community Support Officer Stuart Kiley said: “The Trans Pennine Trail is a lovely area of countryside that is enjoyed by so many people.

“It is a shame that a minority are engaging in anti-social behaviour and spoiling the trail for others.

“We won’t tolerate this crime and we will be taking action against those riding bikes in a manner that causes nuisance to walkers and the local community.