POLICE say they're continuing to tackle nuisance off-road bikers after an operation saw them issue warnings in Grimethorpe, Great Houghton, Shafton, Mapplewell and Darton.

Officers have been responding to what they say is an increase in concerns of off-road bikes being ridden in pedestrianised areas during anti-social hours.

Inspector Brad Wynne, said: “Off-road bikes can be extremely anti-social and we have had an increased number of concerns about bikes being ridden in an aggressive manner and in areas where they shouldn’t.

“As a result of this, Sunday saw our officers and PCSOs involved in targeted and systematic patrols to identify off-road bikers. This is just one of a number of operations we will be carrying out to tackle this issue.

“A number of warnings were issued to several off-road bikers throughout the day, in areas including Grimethorpe, Great Houghton, Shafton, Mapplewell and Darton.

“The response we’ve had so far has been extremely positive and I’d always encourage anyone with information regarding off-road bikes being ridden in an anti-social or aggressive manner to get in touch with us.

Anyone with information or concerns regarding off-road bikes please call 101 or speak to your local officer.