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Barriers to deter nuisance off-road bikers using pavements installed in Cotgrave

Local beat manager PC Kemish has worked in partnership with Local Councilors and Nottinghamshire County Council in Cotgrave to install a number of barriers to deter and prevent persistent use of pavements by some off road bike users.

The bikers are reported to travel at high speeds and endangering members of the public as reported by a number of local residents.

This follows regular patrols by local officers as well as frequent visits from Nottinghamshire Police’s off-road bike team and drone unit to tackle dangerous, anti-social and criminal behaviour with enforcement action being taken.

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This is the latest part of a cross-agency operation involving Nottinghamshire Police, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Cotgrave Town Council and County Council with the number of reported incidents falling sharply following these and other measures being implemented.

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Off-road biking is an enjoyable pastime for those doing it in the correct locations and a number of motocross tracks are open in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

Enthusiasts are encouraged to use these sites instead of public roads, pavements or bridlepaths where some are committing offences and endangering members of the public.

Patrols will continue to target this issue and members of the public are encouraged to keep reporting incidents by calling 101 or 999.

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