Published: 11:17, 10 January 2019
| Updated: 11:18, 10 January 2019
Off-road motorcyclists who break the law face having their vehicles destroyed following a clampdown on nuisance riders.
Kent Police has been made aware of growing concerns around antisocial behaviour and the use of off-road vehicles in the woodlands of Holly Hill, Snodland, and riders are reminded that officers have powers, under the Road Traffic Act, to prosecute and seize any vehicles being used illegally.
PCSO Kim Lidbury said: "It is possible that people may have received presents such as quad bikes or mini motos for Christmas and may be unaware of where they are allowed to use them.
"We are reminding riders that it is strictly forbidden to use off-road vehicles on public land such as bridleways, footpaths, public parks and open spaces."
Police work closely with partner agencies and landowners to help detect and deter those who may be breaking the law. To report antisocial behaviour or illegal bike riding call 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress.
PCSO Lidbury added: "As well as the damage caused to areas of outstanding natural beauty, these are locations frequently used by families, children, dog walkers and horse riders. For anyone who may be unsure of the law it is very simple; if you own an off-road bike the only place it can legally be ridden is on private land, with the permission of the landowner."