Published: 17:37, 12 April 2021
| Updated: 17:41, 12 April 2021
A group of bikers face having their vehicles seized by police after being issued with a final warning.
The off-road vehicles were found being ridden illegally in Darenth Country Park near Dartford over the weekend.
Officers attended after reports were made on both Saturday and Sunday to the anti-social behaviour.
Five riders on dirt bikes and a quadbike were found riding through the public park.
Each of them were issued with a section 59 warning letter requiring them to leave the area.
The order grants officers powers to take away the vehicles should they find them being ridden in an anti-social manner again.
Insp Sarah Rivett of Dartford’s Community Safety Unit said: "We take reports of anti-social behaviour seriously and are aware that often it is a small minority of people who are causing the issue but that their actions and behaviour can have a detrimental impact on a large community.
"Our public parks and open spaces are there for all to enjoy in a safe and responsible manner and are not suitable places for off-road motorcycles to frequent.
"We will continue to clamp down on anyone seen using vehicles in these areas."
It follows additional reports of anti-social bikers riding at Trosley Country Park on Sunday which sparked the police helicopter to be launched and carry out a search around the Meopham and Vigo Village area.
Multiple reports were made by residents and one of the vehicles was found abandoned by police. It will now be recovered by Gravesham council after police notified the local authority.
A further section 59 warning was issued to one rider found in the area.