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New police squad promise to clamp down on illegal and stolen nuisance motorbikes
2021-10-21 06:46:00
A new Humberside Police squad has promised to clamp down on motorbike thefts and nuisance caused by illegal vehicles across the city. The new motorbike unit is dedicated to tackling illegal use of motorbikes and antisocial behaviour it causes and has been set up by the Hull Community Safety Partnership. The new team consists of 12 officers from Humberside’s Neighbourhood Policing Teams and members of Hull City Councils anti-social behaviour team. For the latest Humberside Police headlines, click here. The new team is kitted out with their own garage of bikes in a bid to deter criminals and they have promised to engage with members of the community and deal with those driving in an antisocial way. As a part of #OpYellowfin officers have continued to proactively stop motorcyclist and deal with those who either ride in antisocial manor or are believed to be riding a stolen motorcycle. Shiny new toys for Humberside Police to help them track down anti-social riders (Image: Humberside Police) The Inspector leading the new taskforce Mark Peasgood said: “Through Humber-talking and engaging with the communities the misuse of motorbikes has been highlighted as a real concern with residents. “Taking the feedback seriously working with the partnership, we are committed to tackling the issue. Since launching, we have already spoken to lots of people in the community who have been really pleased to see our officers out on motorbikes. “The team, working with the council will be looking to build and develop existing relationships with the local biker community, businesses and residents which will help support them to find and develop solutions to tackle crimes affecting them. “I cannot stress enough how important it is for us to hear from our residents about the problems they are experiencing as this helps us achieve a better understanding on how we tackle the issues. “As a part of the new task force the team will also be working with Safer Roads Humber to engage and educate riders around motorcycle safety and the dangers of driving these vehicles in an anti-social manner.” For the latest crime news in your area enter your postcode below Tracy Harsley, the Chair of Safer Hull, said: “Hull City Council is proud to support this initiative as part of the Hull Community Safety Partnership. “It is important for our residents to be able to feel safe in their communities. “The vast majority of motorcycle riders in the city use them in a safe and respectful manner, but those who ride illegally or in an anti-social way can cause concern from residents in these communities. “This initiative will hopefully go a long way to help people feel safe, while also reassuring motorcycle owners that action is being taken to prevent the theft of motorcycles in Hull.” Meet some of the team Police Detective Sergeant AJ Whitehead, who has 17 years’ service, said: “I’ve spent the majority of my time as an officer policing across the areas of Hull and East Riding before taking on the role of Sergeant as a part of #OpYellowfin in 2019. “Since then I have worked alongside the northbank proactive team in a bid to make our communities safer by actively targeting and disrupting those wanting to commit crime and anti-social behaviour in the Hull. “As a keen motorcyclist myself with a passion for targeting motorbike enabled crime and nuisance motorcyclist working in the new task force, I’m excited to start educating people and supporting legitimate and legal riders, as well as forging links with the motorcycle community.” The motorcycle squad will use their own new vehicles to track down nuisance motorcycles (Image: Humberside Police) Police Constable Darren Kirkwood, who has worked in policing for 20 years, said: “Since starting out as a probationer, over the course of the last 20 years I’ve had the opportunity to police Hull City Centre and west Hull before I j

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