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    BIKER THUG MOWS DOWN OFFICER

    A Yob on an illegal motorbike drove at speed into a community protection officer who was trying to stop him.

    The officer was left with severe bruising and an injured hand after the youth accelerated into him in Lenton.

    CPO Alan Crookes said he was lucky not to have been more seriously injured after he confronted the rider as part of a routine patrol.

    "I've done two tours of duty in Iraq, so I've been through worse," he said. "This wouldn't put me off doing the same thing again."

    Mr Crookes has been a CPO, who are employed by the city council to patrol the city, for three months. Before joining them he served for five years in the Army. "I was in Lenton with my colleague on routine patrol on my push bike and spotted a youth on a red motorbike," he said.

    "I cycled forwards to try to get closer to the nearest youth and he realised that he was cornered and couldn't do a U-turn. Then he just put the throttle on and fired it straight at me."

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    Mr Crookes managed to get to his feet but the youth had jumped off the bike and run off.

    "I started chasing after him but when we got to Sherwin Road his friend with the other bike was there and he jumped on and rode off," he said.

    The Grove Road area of Lenton, where the incident happened, is described as a hotspot for illegal motorcyclists.

    Problems include unregistered bikes with no number plates or off-road vehicles like mini-motos being driven on public streets.

    "That area definitely has more illegal motorcyclists than average and we're trying to clamp down on it," said Mr Crookes.

    CPOs can stop illegal riders and take their details, which police can then use to serve a section 59 order against them.

    That means if they are spotted on the bike again it can be seized and they can be prosecuted.

    The illegal bike used to injure Mr Crookes was seized and will be destroyed.

    Police are investigating the incident, which happened on Tuesday.

    Anyone with information should call police on 0115 967 0999 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

    http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/di...pNodeId=133951


    I attended this incident, hopefully it might get some of the brass at the police authority and city council to take illegal motorbikes more seriously.

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    Hopefully it does.
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    [quote=Standard Dave;249610]A Yob on an illegal motorbike ."


    What the hell is a "Yob?" Over here, a "Yob" is the reason we have so many illegal immigrants!
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    Yob is the term used for the hooligan youth element. And Dave why aren't the local plod stamping down on this? You are the guys on the streets, blitz the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Yob is the term used for the hooligan youth element. And Dave why aren't the local plod stamping down on this? You are the guys on the streets, blitz the area.
    None pursuit policy on motorbikes. I can't chase then in the car and I can't catch them on foot.

    They have over 5000 calls a year force wide regarding this type of thing and we have four officers and two bikes who are allowed to tackle the problem and they are part time with another traffic policing role.

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    Get down there with a few of the lads and a Stinger, or some piano wire across between two lamp posts. That'll spoil there fun.
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    Just shoot them with a Tazer as they pass you!! Bet they will give up willingly!!!
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