West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper was alerted by constituents to the increase in anti-social behaviour and the continuance of motorcycles and quadbike nuisance on footpaths in West Lancashire and particularly in Skelmersdale.
Local residents have been frustrated by the young males who use the public footpaths several times a day to ride motorcycles and quadbikes. The residents feel this issue has escalated in the last 24 months since a barrier was put in place to try and stop this antisocial behaviour and gathering of groups.
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“I have recently had a meeting with Chief Inspector Abbott at Lancashire Constabulary who assured me that the police are committed to dealing with ASB motorcycle nuisance and understand the affect it can have on the community. The police have recently seized a number of motorcycles used in this way and will continue to target individuals who cause nuisance and ASB with motorcycle and quadbike use.
“The police urge residents to continue to send any information about this antisocial behaviour to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101, as this helps the police to target individuals and work out where the most common areas are for these offenders. The police can only do the job properly with help and information from local residents”