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Margate biker's motorcycle seized for anti-social driving

By Lydia Chantler-Hicks

A biker has had his motorcycle seized by police after he was seen riding inappropriately in Margate.

On Tuesday, officers on patrol in Cecil Square spotted the bike being ridden in an "anti-social manner".

They issued a seizure warning under Section 59 of the Road Traffic Act.

The bike was seized in Margate. Picture: Kent Police (2554837)
The bike was seized in Margate. Picture: Kent Police (2554837)

A short while later, the man was seen riding inappropriately again by a local PCSO.

His bike was immediately seized, and he will be required to pay out in order to get it back.

Chief Inspector Rhiannan Pepper of Thanet Community Safety Unit said: ‘This type of anti-social behaviour can be extremely dangerous and cause a lot of distress for local residents.

"It is completely unacceptable for motorcyclists to ride in such a careless and inconsiderate manner.

"This man was given a chance to change his behaviour but chose to ignore the caution and has now had his bike seized.

"We know that the majority of bike owners ride sensibly and considerately but this should act as a warning to those who do not. We have the power to seize, and in some cases destroy a vehicle at any time where the motorist is causing a nuisance.

"I would like to take this opportunity to reassure residents that all reports of anti-social behaviour are taken seriously and measures to tackle anti-social bikers will continue to be enforced."

To report anti-social driving to police, please call 101.

If you can, note down the registration number of the vehicle. If you know the name or address of the driver make sure you pass that information to police when you call.

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