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Seventeen off road motorbikes seized in St Helens over eight weeks
6:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
THE mother of a young scrambler bike passenger, who suffered life changing injuries in a horror crash, has welcomed police action to seize dozens of the machines from communities.
An eight-week police campaign saw 17 taken away from St Helens and a further 154 from across the region.
Across Merseyside, 35 people have also been arrested as part of Operation Brookdale.
Liam Clark, aged 16, from Clock Face, was seriously injured, when two off-road motorbikes collided at the Dream sculpture in Sutton Manor last September.
His mother applauded the move.
She said: “To me, the seizure of 171 bikes by the police in the past eight weeks means that there were 171 incidents, where there was potential for someone to suffer the same fate as Liam did 12 months ago.
“The removal of these bikes means that the risk for another 171 families has been removed from the streets.
“Nobody should suffer like Liam has in the past 12 months, and I hope that the police will continue to target the people who ride these bikes illegally on our roads and put others’ lives in danger.”
Police revealed 122 of the off-road bikes they seized were stolen.
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