Seized motorcycles in Corby to be crushed in public event

A hoard of illegally ridden and off-road motorcycles ridden dangerously around the town of Corby are to be crushed at a public event

THE police and residents of Corby in Northamptonshire have had enough of illegal and pit bikes and off-road motorcycle plaguing the town, forcing the police into an unusual display of defiance against the riders.

The police are claiming that the amount of illegal (and probably mostly stolen) motorcycle being ridden dangerously on the parks and footpaths of the town has reached such a level, they want to send a message to the culprits.

The plan is to gather all the bikes the police have seized and have them crushed at a public ceremony, something they hope will send a message to those at the heart of the anti-social behaviour.

Speaking in a public Q&A session, Chief Constable Nick Adderley told the public to watch out for events being held in the town soon, adding: "In the not too distant future we're going to seize these vehicles and crush them in public."

Picture: Northamptonshire Telegraph

Will crushing illegal motorcycles work?

While the thought of some chavvy 'Ned' crying into his Fred Perry polo shirt is, I’m sure you will all agree, a sight worth seeing, in truth, it won’t help the problem one bit.

What it will do is force the little scrotes back onto streets and into the back gardens of Corby, Kettering and Market Harborough to have a look for more bikes for them to pinch and cause trouble on.

Wouldn’t it be better to actually enforce harsher sentences for the culprits and implement some way of trying to find the bikes legitimate owners again?

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Seems a bit of a waste - why not donate them to a group/trainee mechanics or even genuine people that want to buy them and use them responsibly...

Absolute vandalism - here we are encouraged to recycle and re-use and the up holders of the Law are resorting to vandalism. Give the bikes to colleges, schools anywhere they could be used for learning purposes.

So just to clarify: Many of these were likely stolen property, and rather than try to get them back to the owner, they'd crush them? Given that the culprits are stealing them, this doesn't affect them in the slightest, it affects the legal owner exclusively.

What an idiotic response.

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