Black Country rider has bike scrapped after causing havoc in town
Written by The Newsroom on January 27, 2020
A nuisance rider from Wednesbury who caused havoc around a town has had his bike destroyed.
Brad Edwards, of Walton Road, was also ordered to pay £551 and given six penalty points after a hearing at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, January 9.
The court heard the 18-year-old was found on Shuker Close, Newport in Shropshire, by members of Newport and Donnington Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
It followed complaints from residents about a green-and-white Kawasaki off-road bike being ridden around the town on June 30, 2018.
Officers seized the bike under powers given them to deal with vehicles being ridden on public roads without insurance.
Pc Lee Thomas, from the Newport team, said: “Over the summer, we received a number of complaints of anti-social behaviour by youths on off-road and pit bikes around Newport.
“With the help of colleagues from the Safer Neighbourhood Team at Donnington, we pooled a lot of resources into addressing the issue and this outcome is just one part of the success we were able to achieve.
“It’s worthy of note that after this bike was seized, word clearly got around very quickly and instances of similar activity dropped off overnight.
“I would like to thank the members of the public who came forward with CCTV footage of the offences which was instrumental in us being able to get this matter before the courts.”
Edwards was fined £350 for riding without insurance, £116 for not displaying L plates, a total of £85 costs, given 6 penalty points, and his motorbike was scrapped.
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