Police step up campaign against nuisance bikers in Tuffley
POLICE are stepping up their efforts to collar rogue riders in Tuffley.
Officers said they are on the trail of nuisance bikers after releasing these images of two men riding on a pathway near the railway bridge in Tuffley and in Randwick Park on August 30.
PCSO Sylvia Lane said: "We've had reports of bikers showing complete disregard for walkers and motorists alike and pedestrians being forced to jump out of their way.
"The photos and videos we have been sent by local people show why residents have been so distressed.
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"We have already given out four warning notices in the last month and can assure people we mean business when it comes to resolving this problem." A resident in Holst Way, who wished not to be named, said the situation had got out of hand.
She said: "I have lived here for 25 years and the situation has never been so bad as the anti-social behaviour is getting worse.
"We have youngsters cycling past at 11pm on a Friday and Saturday night drinking and making a lot of noise on their motorbikes.
"The alleyway at the end of our road is the main cause of the problem. Because it is open and exits onto Tuffley Lane bikers use our road as a rat-run and come roaring past.
"If there were any people walking down the alley way while the bikers are around they would stand no chance.
"It is the same for anyone backing off their drive on our road.
"I have tried to take photos of them before because I have had enough and even thinking of moving away as it is unbearable and total mayhem.
"We can hear them tearing around Randwick Park at night and the noise is deafening."
Anyone recognising the bikers in the photos can call 101, quoting incident 261 of August 30.