Off-road bike and quad seized in Preston as part of Operation Centurion

Officers from Preston’s Neighbourhood Policing Team have seized an off-road bike which was being driven in an anti-social manner.

Whilst on patrol in the Broadgate area last night, (Tuesday, 30th January), officers became aware of the motorbike which was being ridden dangerously.

Following a search of the area, the bike, which was also found not to be road legal, was located in the back garden of a property along with an off-road quad bike which has also been involved in incidents of anti-social behaviour in the area in recent weeks. Both vehicles have been seized.

Inspector Dave Byrne from Preston’s Neighbourhood Policing Team said: 

“It’s good to see that two vehicles causing nuisance have been taken off the roads and are no longer likely to cause issues for people going about their daily business.”

“We will continue to tackle the issues and concerns raised to us by our residents and I would encourage people to report these sorts of incidents to us so that we can work to address them.”

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden said: "Anti-social behaviour is a blight on our communities and an issue that residents repeatedly raise with me, which is why I have made it a priority in my Fighting Crime Plan for Lancashire.

"I'm absolutely committed to cracking down on anti-social behaviour and I will continue to work closely with the Chief Constable to ensure the Constabulary has the resources needed to get tough on ASB and keep our communities safe."

Op Centurion is a county-wide crackdown on anti-social behaviour, led by Lancashire Constabulary and backed by Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden, delivering his Fighting Crime Plan priority of getting tough on anti-social behaviour, with the support of partners.

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