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Posted on Thursday 28 July 2022

Officers were out in force targeting illegal and antisocial riders during a force-wide operation last week.

Operation Endurance saw officers crackdown on vehicles which cause harm to our communities as well as community engagement with local residents.

Action included seizing off-road bikes and issuing fixed penalty notices.In Darlington, PCs Barron and Nowicz chased two people on mopeds whilst patrolling in the Morton Palms area and recovered one along.

Another was seized after being seen being ridden anti-socially with the use of the Section 59 notices in the town while a one driver pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt also had his vehicle seized when checks revealed he was also unlicenced and uninsured.

In Seaham, off-road bikes were seized from Haswell and in Peterlee officers worked with street wardens to seize an off-road bike in Station Town and two traffic warning notices were issued to two individuals in Horden and Peterlee.

A hot spot area for nuisance bikes in Willington and Sunnybrow was also combated by officers in Crook who acted on intelligence and seized several bikes.

Op Edurance is carried out all year round but if you’re suffering from nuisance riders then let us know through one of the following:

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