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Allerton man arrested and charged following off-road scrambler bike incident in Speke and Garston

News   •   Apr 05, 2019 10:52 BST

We have arrested and charged a man after an off-road scrambler bike incident on Wednesday in Speke and Garston.

At around 3.30pm on Wednesday 3 April, local policing officers sighted two males riding two off road scrambler bikes on Speke Boulevard, heading towards Garston and driving dangerously, including wheelies and driving on the pavement. The bike passed the entrance of St Nicholas Academy in Horrocks Avenue close to where children were by the entrance and one man fell off his bike.

Officers detained him as he attempted to remount the bike ride off. He sustained minor injuries.

39-year-old John Thompson of Heydean Road in Allerton was arrested and charged with dangerous driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance. He will next appear at Liverpool Guilty Anticipated Plea Court on Thursday, 25 April.

The bike, an orange KTM, was seized. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the second bike and rider.

Local Policing Community Inspector Paul Holden said: "We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour of any kind.

"Anyone with information on the suspected storage and criminal, nuisance and anti-social use of off-road bikes is encouraged to keep contacting us on @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 and we will do the rest."