Police crackdown on off-road motorists in the Peak District

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Police officers have been patrolling the Peak Distict to crackdown on illegal off-road driving.

Derbyshire Police, supported by the Peak District National Park Authority, have been patrolling Pretty Wood, Eyam and Long Causeway at Stanage, which are plagued by illegal motorists using restricted tracks.

Sergeant Andy Wordsworth, from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We were really pleased to see no off-road vehicles in either of the rural patrol locations around Pretty Wood or Long Causeway.

“The views of our local residents are really important to us and we do work to tackle any issues raised.

“We will continue to work alongside our partners at the Peak District National Park Authority over the coming months to carry out compliance patrols to protect the area from becoming damaged by off-road vehicles.”

Sue Smith, Rights of Way Officer for the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “It is important to us that action is taken against illegal use and we work closely with the police. We are also working with vehicle user groups to help spread the word on the importance of keeping to legal routes.”