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Off-road bikes targeted in crackdown on anti-social behaviour

Off-road bikes targeted in crackdown on anti-social behaviour
16 November 2023

We are working with police to crackdown on the anti-social behaviour caused by irresponsible off-road bikes and motorbikes.

Our civic enforcement team is committed to helping local police as they run Operation Endurance to stop nuisance bikers in their tracks.

Bikers who are found to be causing anti-social behaviour or committing a crime could have their bikes seized by police and, if they are council tenants, we will look to take further enforcement action against them.

We want residents to report any anti-social behaviour involving motorbikes so patrols can be stepped up and resources targeted in hot spot areas.

Dr Amanda Riley, cabinet member for stronger communities, said: We know dangerous off-road bikes and motorbikes cause real misery for some residents and we are working with police to stop offenders.

“It is so important that people report every incident of anti-social behaviour. Even if officers can’t attend straight away it will ensure we know where the main problem areas are and then we can target our efforts where they will have the most impact.

“If you have any dashcam footage or information about where these bikes are being stored or who owns them please report it – you can report anonymously and all information will help.”

Inspector Matt Plumb, from Darlington Neighbourhood Police Team, said: “We know the frustration that nuisance bikers and drivers cause to our communities, which is why we are working hard with our partners at Darlington Borough Council to tackle them. 

“Through Operation Endurance, we are constantly gathering and monitoring intelligence on these people so that we can take action to disrupt them and bring a stop to their offending. If you have any information on nuisance bikers in your area then let us know – we will take action.”
You can report anti-social bikers on 101 or via the online live chat at

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or email Operation Endurance  [email protected]

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