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Police warn anti-social riders in Maple Cross

 Published on: 23rd April 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Warning notices were issued after three people were caught riding on land in Maple Cross without the owner’s permission.

On Sunday (April 15) officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team came across four people riding two quad bikes and a dirt bike through a field adjacent to Warren Farm, situated between junction 16 and 17 of the M25.

When stopped, the riders from Stevenage and South London, stated they had the owner’s permission, which was not the case.

The landowner had previously reported damage to the farm by anti-social riders, which was having a severe impact on his livelihood.

Three section 59 warning notices were subsequently issued. These notices are given if people are found to have used their vehicles in a manner which causes distress, alarm or annoyance.

If the riders are caught again within the next 12 months, police have the power to seize and possibly crush their vehicles.

PC Christian Gottmann said: “I want to stress that riding bikes across private farm land is illegal and anyone caught doing so will be dealt with accordingly.

“If you see anyone riding anti-socially please contact police. Try and get a good description of the rider and the colour of the helmet, if they are wearing one, and make a note of any registration numbers.”

Picture courtesy of Rickmansworth Police 

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