AN operation which targets nuisance motorbikes resulted in an off-road bike being seized.

Officers from Goldthorpe NPT have been running Operation LAPEL, targeting nuisance motorbikes.

On Friday, a member of the public informed them of an off-road bike being ridden in the Doncaster Road area of Darfield and the police responded.

The bike was located riding in a Farmers field. The rider was stopped and the bike seized.

In a statement on Facebook the police said: "Not only is this illegal, it is dangerous for the public, as well as the rider. Furthermore, the riding of motor vehicles in Farmers’ fields causes thousands of pounds worth of damage to crops every year.

"Please do not ride bikes, unless at an authorised track with the proper safety equipment and first aid facilities."