Off-road bike seized as youths cause nuisance on Shrewsbury playing field

By Nick Humphreys | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

A dirt bike has been seized after complaints of regular anti-social behaviour in Shrewsbury.

This dirt bike was seized. Picture: Shrewsbury Police

The bike was confiscated by police from Greenfields Recreation Ground where off-road bikes have been causing a regular nuisance for nearby residents.

Groups of 10 or more youths have regularly been congregating on the playing fields between the Flaxmill and Ellesmere Road despite the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Off-road bikes have been ridden across the grass and on the surrounding walkway, leaving people fed up with the noise and too scared to take their children to play or to walk their dogs.

The issue had been reported to police several times and on Thursday officers seized a bike although the person onboard ran away.

Shrewsbury Police posted on Twitter: "Officers assisted with a call involving a regular anti-social behaviour problem of an off-road bike in the Greenfields area of Shrewsbury.

"Attended the area tonight and have seized the bike concerned."

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Shrewsbury.

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