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.