Police patrol Lanarkshire parks looking for anti-social bikers

Police patrol parks in Blantyre in a bid to tackle anti-social behavior caused by jamming bikes.

Local community officers have teamed up with South Lanarkshire Council in recent days and have covered McNulty Park / Stonefield Park, the playing fields next to TACT Hall and the Priory Playing Pitches.

These areas have all recently been reported to police as places where scrambler-style bikes have been ridden, tearing up the grassland, causing noise and upsetting the local community.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Not only is this against the law, it is incredibly dangerous to other members of the public, children and pets using the areas.

“If you witness anti-social behavior or illegal activity in your area, please contact 101 or 999 in an emergency.

“Remember, if you see us on patrol, we’re happy to stop by and chat about your community.”

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