Police warn off-road bikers to steer clear of Moorlands quarry after complaints

Local neighbourhood police officers pictured with the bike seized at Tickhill Quarry.

OFF-ROAD bikers are being warned to stay away from a disused sand quarry in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Police have this week seized a bike from a teenager at Tickhill Quarry near Dilhorne after being alerted by concerned local residents.

Investigations are on-going into the incident involving a 16-year-old after he was unable to prove ownership of the bike.

The quarry is the subject of a Section 59 order after complaints about noise caused by off-road bikers.

Tickhill Quarry hosts organised 4-4 vehicle events but unauthorised off-road biking is forbidden.

Anyone who has a scrambler bike seized faces having to pay £150 to reclaim it.

A motorcycle was seized by police in a separate incident in Leek at the weekend.

“The bike was seen being ridden in an anti-social and reckless manner before being abandoned,” said a Staffordshire Police spokesperson.

“This is dangerous for the rider, other road users and pedestrians.

“If you see or know of an off-road bike being used in this way please contact us.”

Witnesses to such incidents should contact Staffordshire Police on 101.