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Antisocial bikers are caught in crackdown

MORE than a dozen rogue bikers have been snared in a police crackdown in the last month.

Operation Trinity is targeting people who cause a nuisance by riding motorbikes illegally or dangerously in north-east Scotland.

The antisocial practice has led to several people being charged and numerous vehicles being seized in Aberdeen, Police Scotland said.

In that time 15 people were reported to the Procurator Fiscal for offences including riding whilst disqualified, having no insurance, careless driving and failing to obey traffic signs.

A further 16 motorbikes and two vehicles have been confiscated.

Inspector Jamie Wilson, who is leading the operation, said: "The vast majority of motorcyclists and motorists obey the law but there is still a small minority who ignore traffic rules and ride dangerously and irresponsibly, causing a menace to the public.

"This is not acceptable for the communities of Aberdeen and we will continue to target those intent on behaving in this way.

"Antisocial motorcycle use can be anything from speeding, riding on footpaths and open land to not wearing the right protective clothing, which carries a risk for not only the public, but also the rider themselves.

Gordon Townson, Garthdee councillor, said: "The illegal and reckless use of motor cycles throughout the city is a major problem. I commend the tenacity of all the Officers involved who are engaging with communities across the city in such an effective manner."

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