Ilfracombe police crack down on noisy biker


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Motorcyclist given restriction order after constantly riding their loud machine around the seafront and harbour areas during the early hours.

ILFRACOMBE police hope they have muffled problems caused by a noisy motorbike in the harbour area at unsociable hours.

After the number plate was reported and the culprit caught on CCTV, officers were able to issue a section 59 order to the motorcyclist, which means if the behaviour continues, the bike can be seized.

“A large number of locals have been complaining to us about a scrambler type bike that was extremely noisy and travelling around the harbour and sea front area over the last few weeks,” said PCSO Karen Grant.

“It was often very late at night around 1.30 to 2am and then again between 5 and 6am.”

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She said at Ilfracombe Carnival officers were approached several times, with people asking what action they were taking against that particular bike, with complaints about the noise and the way it was being ridden.

A holiday maker said their holiday had been spoilt because the loud bike had woken them up several times.

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Further issues with this bike, or any other noisy vehicles or dangerous driving can be reported to the police by dialling 101.

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