Scrambler bike seized in SpringWatch swoop

St Helens Star: The scrambler bike that was seized by police The scrambler bike that was seized by police

AN off road motorbike was seized just days into the SpringWatch anti social behaviour campaign.

It was taken from its owner by police in Parr.

In 2013 anti-social behaviour incidents reported to police dropped to 478 in April compared with 538 in the previous year.

Organisers are keen to tackle grass fires, off-road vehicles, neighbourhood nuisance and dog fouling – all of which tend to increase when the clocks go forward.

To ensure the campaign is effective, members of the public are being asked to play their part too.

Councillor Richard McCauley said: “We're asking residents to be our eyes and ears – so we can all help keep St Helens safe and clean this spring.

“When you see off-road vehicles out causing a nuisance in the community, or anyone looking to set a nuisance fire in parks, please report it to the Police on 101.

A wide-range of youth activities will be on offer to keep young people entertained over the Easter holidays.

Helena Partnerships and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are inviting 200 young people along to a community event at St Helens Community Fire Station as part of this year’s campaign.

Contact Merseyside Police via the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

To find out about the activities available for young people this spring go to yaz.sthelens.gov.uk

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