Plea to find rider after off-road bike used for anti-social behaviour

Police officers are appealing to find the rider of an off-road bike following anti-social behaviour.

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 9:55 pm
Updated Monday, 13th January 2020, 9:34 am
Do you recognise this bike rider or their bike? Photo: Peterlee Police

On Sunday, January 12, PCSOs from Peterlee Neighbourhood Police Team were tasked to Shotton Colliery following reports of anti-social use of an off-road bike along Shotton lines and Hawthorne Terrace.

A statement on the Peterlee Police Facebook page said: “Whilst officers were not able to stop the rider they were able to utilise DNA captor spray on the rider.

“This spray stays on the rider and bike for a long time which helps us to identify at a later date.”

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An elderly couple had their car deliberately covered in mud by someone on an off-road bike. Photo: Peterlee Police

Those who may know who the rider is are asked to message Peterlee Police directly or to contact Peterlee Neighbourhood Team on the non-emergency number 101 to help them with their inquiries.

On the same day, officers also attended Shotton Colliery to speak to a “vulnerable elderly couple” after their car was deliberately covered in mud by someone on an off-road bike.