POLICE officers seized a quad bike last night after it crashed into a trench built by farmers.

Durham Police seized a quad bike last night, February 18, after receiving reports of off-road bikes.

The quad has been taken to a compound and police say the "driver will be dealt with accordingly for the relevant driving offences".

Spennymoor and Ferryhill officers responded to reports of an off-road bike driving on public roads in the Kirk Merrington area and found a silver quad that had landed headfirst in a trench built by local farmers.

The police said: "We want to give a massive thank you to the members of the public who rang us and made us aware. This is a great result, we hope this sends a message to drivers of off-road quads/bikes who think they are above the law."