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South Norfolk Council and Norfolk Constabulary pledge to put an end to nuisance moped drivers



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Officials at South Norfolk Council and Norfolk Constabulary have promised to stamp out anti-social behaviour among moped drivers in residential areas.

The council and police had both received numerous complaints from concerned residents about the behaviour of some young moped riders’ actions - which included littering, screaming, shouting, playing loud music as well as erratic driving which could pose a danger to themselves and the wider community.

Using powers under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014, joint action was taken by the police and South Norfolk Council to identify the motorists and registered keepers of the vehicles and issue them with Community Protection Warnings.

Police have received numerous reports of moped drivers behaviour inresponsibly over recent weeks and months
Police have received numerous reports of moped drivers behaviour inresponsibly over recent weeks and months

In two cases, Section 59 warnings were issued to riders, allowing police the powers to seize the vehicles should more instances of anti-social behaviour occur in the future.

Since the partnership action was undertaken, the council said it had received no further reports of anti-social behaviour.

Alison Thomas, the South Norfolk councillor for Long Stratton, said: “I’m delighted that this collaborative effort with Norfolk Police has been successful.

“Ensuring that our residents are able to enjoy their communities in peace and safety is paramount to South Norfolk Council. We want all our residents to feel empowered to address issues that may be causing them concern and know that we are here to help.”



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