Child almost hit by off-road bike in Wellingborough

There have been problems with motorbike nuisance in the Shelley Road area
There have been problems with motorbike nuisance in the Shelley Road area

A spate of motorbike nuisance on a Wellingborough estate saw an off-road bike narrowly miss a small child.

Officers from the Wellingborough Safer Community Team attended a number of incidents involving motorcycle nuisance on the Kingsway estate last weekend.

Young people were seen riding off-road motorcycles, mini motorcycles and quad bikes in the area between Friday, September 7, and Sunday, September 9.

The vehicles were being ridden illegally and causing nuisance to local residents and children playing in the neighbourhood.

A police spokesman said: “A recent incident in the Shelley Road area involved a small child almost being hit by someone riding a large green trials motorcycle.

“The offender was described as a white man, aged approximately 20.

“We encourage anyone who recognises this description to contact police.”

Officers would also like to speak to the rider of a new blue and white trials motorcycle who has frequently been seen riding in the greenbelt area behind Stanwell Way.

The rider is described as white and wears a white helmet with blue lightening stripes on it.

PC Mark Jones said: “We have already dealt with a number of offenders that have been identified to us.

“We are seeking information from local residents who can identify any other people who are riding motorcycles on public pathways, parkland and also those riders who use public roads illegally.

“The riders of these motorcycles are causing a danger to local residents and also to themselves as most of them are not wearing helmets or protective clothing.

“Any information received from members of the community will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.”