Man arrested following report of Scrambler Bikes on Formby Beach
Merseyside Police have arrested a man and recovered two scrambler bikes following reports that bikes were being ridden on Formby beach today, Monday 21st May. A report was received just after 4.55pm that the bikes had been ridden in the direction of Ainsdale before heading back towards Formby, and then towards Southport. It was reported one of the bikes was in collision with a man on the beach. We do not know if the man sustained any serious injury at this stage. Officers attended, supported by the National Police Helicopter. A male was arrested on Freshfield beach on suspicion of dangerous driving and possession of a Class B drug.
Scrambler bikes in Formby
Chief Inspector Jason Crellin said: "The riding of scrambler bikes has put other people on the beach at risk. These people have no regard for anyone but themselves and don’t care about the risk they pose to others." "If you saw bikes being ridden in anti-social manner from just before 5pm on Monday, please contact police." "We will continue to take proactive action against those involved in the criminal use of scrambler bikes on our roads and public spaces and will do everything possible to locate and seize suspected stolen or nuisance bikes and arrest those who are putting the safety of others at risk." "Such behaviour cannot and will not be tolerated on the streets of Merseyside and our response reflects how seriously we take this issue." "I would urge anyone with information which could help us take these bikes out of circulation and make our streets safer to keep coming forward." Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 792 of 21 May or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.
Police Helicopter over Formby Beach today