Published: 00:00, 20 September 2017 |
Updated: 12:20, 20 September 2017
Police have seized a motorbike in Aylesham following reports of anti-social riding.
They stopped a 17-year-old boy in the village on Saturday and took the bike off him using powers under Section 59 of the Road Traffic Act.
He was reported for having no insurance, no MOT, no licence and not displaying learner plates.
Insp Stuart Norris from the Community Safety Unit said: "We have received a number of reports of anti-social behaviour in Aylesham over the summer months.
"This behaviour not only affects residents due to the noise but it can be extremely dangerous.
"Residents have told us there is a problem with young people riding bikes dangerously in the area and as a result we have been carrying out extra patrols in order to locate offenders.
"We have the power to seize, and in some cases, destroy a vehicle at any time if it has been driven uninsured or where the motorist is causing a nuisance.
"I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the residents of Aylesham that all reports of anti-social behaviour are taken seriously and measures to tackle anti-social bikers will continue to be enforced.
"We also hope this sends a warning to anyone thinking of committing similar offences."
Anyone wishing to report anti-social behaviour should call police in 101.
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