Police seize scrambler-style motorbike in Rushpark

Police seized this scrambler-style motorbike in Rushpark on Wednesday, August 10. INNT 33-501CON
Police seized this scrambler-style motorbike in Rushpark on Wednesday, August 10. INNT 33-501CON

Police officers seized a scrambler-style motorbike in Rushpark on Wednesday, August 10 following complaints from members of the public about off-road vehicles being ridden in the residential area.

A picture of the seized bike was posted on the Newtownabbey PSNI Facebook page along with a message warning parents not to let their children get involved in “this carry on”.

“Following reports of scramblers riding dangerously in and around the area of The Oaks / Rush Park in Newtownabbey, officers attended and seized this bike,” the post said.

“You’re all very much aware of the tragic circumstances regarding the collision involving a scrambler recently in Belfast. We really, really do not want this to be repeated!

“This bike had no brakes and was totally unsuitable to be driven at all, never mind in a densely populated urban area.

“This bike was removed to Newtownabbey Station and may later be destroyed.

“Mums and Dads, are your kids involved in this carry on? Think about their safety and the safety of everyone else around them!”

The post finished with several hashtags, including “‪#‎DateWithTheBigRedCrushingMachine, #‎SillyBoysAndGirls and ‪#‎UseYourHead‬.”

Earlier this week Newtownabbey Police issued a warning to quad and scrambler riders to use them safely and legally, or risk having their vehicles seized.

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