Published on Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 6:46 am.

PCSO Driven at by Scrambler Rider in Southampton


Police officer have issued an appeal in an attempt to locate riders of scrambler motorbikes in Millbrook area of Southampton.

Police would like to appeal again to the public to help locate the riders of two off-road type scrambler bikes that can often be seen in the Mansell Park, Green Park and Wimpson Lane areas.

On Sunday, April 3 at around 2pm a rider on a yellow scrambler bike was seen to be riding recklessly on Wimpson Lane and on the Millbrook Roundabout near KFC. The rider at times entered the opposing lane of traffic and later drove the motorbike dangerously at a PCSO.

The bike is described as yellow and white with the number ‘83’ on the side.

Have you seen this bike? Do you know the rider? We believe this yellow bike is often riding alongside white, similar type bikes. Have you seen these in the area? We want to hear from you.

PC Sarah Miller said: “Many families and dog walkers were enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon in the parks. They were subjected to a display of irresponsible and dangerous driving by this rider. At times the rider almost lost control of the vehicle. A PCSO was then driven at and circled.

“Riding these bikes irresponsibly is a common occurrence in the area and there are fears that somebody will get seriously hurt.

“The riders are often unlicensed, uninsured and on bikes that are not road worthy. They are riding across parks used by dog walkers and children and close to play parks.

“The team are confident that with the support of the community they can tackle this issue by seizing bikes and dealing with the offenders.

“Call 101 in confidence and quote 44160127256.”

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