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Police stop illegal off-road bike in a Sherwood alleyway

Police followed a suspected illegal off-road motorcycle through Sherwood streets before catching up with its rider.

Officers spotted the bike had no number plates as they were travelling along Edwards Lane, Sherwood, at around 2 pm on Monday.

After following the bike for a brief distance, officers acted when the rider stalled in an alleyway in Mansfield Road.

He was then arrested and the bike was seized.

Adrian Johnson, aged 44, has been charged with dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence, criminal damage and and theft from a shop.

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Johnson, of Radford Road, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning and was remanded into custody. He will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 2 February.

Sergeant David Stafford, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Motorcycles must be taxed, insured and be displaying license plates to be ridden legally on the road.

“If they are not then we will not hesitate to take action and hold the riders to account as we have done in this case.”

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