Police carrying out Operation Endurance patrols to tackle off-road bikes in Middlesbrough have seized an off-road bike and reported one teenage male for summons.

The operation was carried out yesterday, (Tuesday, September 8), by Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Team with assistance from the police Motorcycle Section.

Officers stopped a black Yamaha motorbike after it made off in the Easterside area.

The rider made off and police searched the local area, however, the rider was not located.

The bike was seized and enquiries are ongoing.

Two riders were stopped on Marton Road and their vehicle documents were checked.

The documents were all in order and words of advice were given to the riders about wearing the correct protective clothing.

In Grove Hill, a teenage male was seen riding a mini moto with a young child on the front.

The male was later spoken with and he has been reported for summons on suspicion of driving without insurance and otherwise in accordance of a license.

Inspector Darren Birkett said: “During our operation today we’ve been able to take an off-road bike off the streets of Middlesbrough and another male has been reported for summons on suspicion of driving offences.

“Under Operation Endurance we’ve targeted off-road vehicles and the problems they cause in communities.

“We are committed to tackling this issue and our neighbourhood team will continue with these operations to take action regarding off-road bikes alongside our police motorcyclists and the local authority.”

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