Police have released images of young men they want to speak to as part of a crackdown on nuisance motorbikes in city parks.Advertisement
Officers have joined forces with local councillors, Preston City Council and land owners to target motorbike nuisance, following a string of complaints.
Operation Dismount aims to make the streets and parks safer for residents and users in the areas most affected.
As the operation gets underway, officers are targeting individuals who have been seen causing antisocial behaviour on motorbikes.
They are trying to identify two youngster seen riding a motorbike in Avenham Park (main picture) on July 11 and a young man who was photographed on Brookfield Park yesterday (Tuesday July 14).
A police spokesperson said: “If you have any information which could help us to identify these people, if you know where we can locate the bikes, or if you have taken any similar photos or videos yourself, please email us.”
A dedicated mailbox has been set up, which will be monitoed seven days a week, which can be contacted at OpDismount@lancashire.pnn.police.uk.
Officers are also looking at measures such as traffic calming and installation of CCTV to help identify bikes and offenders and are working with housing associations to take action against repeat offenders.
The spokesperson said: “We are continuing to receive reports of motorbike nuisance across the Preston area.
“In response to this, we have set up Op Dismount, a long-term operation established specifically to target those people who seem to think that their ongoing illegal, anti-social and dangerous behaviour is acceptable.
“As always, we rely on support and intelligence from our communities to do our job effectively.
“If motorbike nuisance is a problem where you live then please, stand up, be counted and help us put a stop this this behaviour.”
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