‘Dangerous’ riders subject to anti-cruise injunction

Don't get caught misbehaving in Sandwell...

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RIDERS judged to be speeding, doing stunts or behaving dangerously will be prosecuted under a midlands council’s anti-crusing injunction.

Bikers have been warned of the dangers they are putting themselves and others in  in Sandwell’s estates and green spaces.

The Black Country's 'car cruising' injunction will now be used to help tackle the problem which has left the community facing up to a  perceived 'fear factor'.

Footage from council-monitored CCTV cameras will also be used to help police track down people involved in anti-social behaviour.

Councillor Elaine Costigan said: "We're really worried someone could be killed or very seriously injured in Sandwell if people continue riding motorbikes illegally.

"It’s extremely dangerous and also causes a nuisance to law-abiding residents.cOur anti-social behaviour team is working closely with Sandwell Police to tackle this issue."

She said the off-road bikers had created 'a fear factor' for some residents which had left them worried to leave their homes.

The High Court order applies where two or more vehicles – including motorbikes – are involved in speeding, racing and performing stunts, causing problems such as risk of injury and damage, noise and nuisance to others.