Police in the Dearne have run an operation to crack down on off-road bikes in the Thurnscoe, Bolton on Dearne, Goldthorpe areas.

During the operation on Sunday, 16 warning notices were issued to bikers, two bikes were also seized as the riders had previously received warning notices but had continued to use the off-road bikes.

Three fixed penalty notices of £30 were also issued to three riders for using their bikes on unauthorised land. One quad bike and one vehicle was also seized due to no insurance, two antisocial behaviour letters were issued to youths under 18 years old riding off-road bikes.

PCSO Shaun McDermott of Dearne Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This is the first of many scheduled operations throughout the summer to tackle the issue of off-road bikes being ridden in the area.

“During the operation South Yorkshire Police air support played a pivotal role in the seizure of one of the bikes found, therefore we will continue to use this facility when possible.

“We understand that the issue of off-road bikes being ridden in the area causes concern for our residents therefore we will not tolerate this type of antisocial behaviour and will continue to tackle the issue through increased patrols and operation such as this one.”