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Police off-road bike team seized 82 vehicles in 2020


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South Yorkshire Police’s specialist off-road biking team seized 82 vehicles during 2020, and has bid for cash for more resources.

The team was set up in August 2017 in a bid to tackle illegal off-road biking across the county.

In the 12 months up to March 2021, the team were deployed 333 times, and issued 100 traffic offence reports and 406 warnings, and reported 74 people on summons.

The team also issued 82 seizure notices.

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A report to Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner said: “The work of the team continues in 2021, and in conjunction with the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner, and Local Authority representatives, looks to develop a wider picture of demand for local areas.

“A bid to increase the resources in the team has also been approved.

“Timescales for the increase will be determined in conjunction with the current support required in the training of student officers and balanced with the demands upon other front-line services.”

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