May 19, 2009
year-old arrested after motorbike seized in Burnham-On-Sea
in Burnham-On-Sea have seized a motorbike and arrested a 17 year-old
youth in a fresh crackdown on anti-social use of vehicles in the
comes after complaints from the public that motorcycles were being
ridden in an anti-social manner around the town.
police and Sedgemoor District Council's CCTV operators identified
the 17-year-old youth, who has been arrested for road traffic
Ian Kennett said: "The message is clear. The police will
target anti-social drivers or riders, seize their vehicles and
deal with any offences positively. This will be expensive for
those people who disregard the law."
would like to thank the public for providing the community intelligence
that helps us to make the area a safer place and also our CCTV
colleagues who monitor the cameras and provide us with valuable
information and evidence."
offender has also been given a written warning under Section 59
of the Police Reform Act 2002. This means that if the offender
drives any vehicle in an anti-social manner in the next 12 months,
the vehicle can be seized and the police have powers to search
premises to recover such vehicles if they are not stopped at the
Safety Officer Kristy Blackwell added: "Sedgemoor District
Council is very proud of the service that its CCTV operators provide
and this is just one example of how partnership working continues
to reduce anti-social behaviour in the district."