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Motorbike seized by police after teenager fell off doing wheelie in Barnsley street

This bike was seized by police officers in Grimethorpe, Barnsley
This bike was seized by police officers in Grimethorpe, Barnsley

A motorbike being ridden illegally was seized by police officers when a teenager fell off while doing a wheelie in a Barnsley street.

Officers arranged for the bike to be towed away to a police compound following an incident in Grimethorpe yesterday.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Officers have today seized this illegal, nuisance bike from the streets of Grimethorpe.

"The teenage rider had lost his front wheel doing a wheelie, which left him being thrown over the handlebars.

"In our opinion, he was lucky to only lose his bike today."