Biker prosecuted after resident snapped him driving on public park

A man from Wellingborough has been convicted of riding his motorbike in a public plance while uninsured

A man from Wellingborough has been convicted of riding his motorbike in a public plance while uninsured

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A motorcyclist who drove his bike next on to grass next to a children’s playground on the Queensway estate has been fined by a court.

Anthony Walker, 20, was sentenced at Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court earlier this week after being found guilty of driving without due care and attention and having no insurance.

On Monday, 21 July, Walker, of Grasmere Green, Wellingborough, was fined £110, with a victim surcharge of £20 and £85 costs, for driving without due care and attention. He was given eight penalty points for driving without insurance.

Walker was prosecuted after being found to be riding his uninsured motorbike in a public place in an anti-social manner.

PC Mark Jones said: “The anti-social use of motorcycles continues to be a priority for us and we are pleased with the result from this case.

“This is the first successful prosecution for this type of offence on the Queensway estate and follows the recent conviction of four people involved in motorcycle nuisance on the Kingsway estate.

“We rely very much on the help of the public and this prosecution came about after a concerned resident took photographs of the offender riding his motorbike in a public park near to a children’s playground, and contacted the police.

“We would encourage the public to report any incidents of motorcycle nuisance to us, and we will use any photographs or video we receive of bikes being ridden in a dangerous or anti-social manner to help us identify and prosecute offenders.”

Anyone with information about motorcycle nuisance in Wellingborough can contact their local safer community team on 101.