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

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

Monday, 22nd January 2018, 5:45 am
Updated Monday, 22nd January 2018, 6:00 am
This bike was seized by police officers in Grimethorpe, Barnsley

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

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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."