New powers could see parents of scrambler bikers EVICTED

Get Weekly Politics updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!At a ‘Scrambler Bike Summit’ in West Derby on Saturday, Croxteth ward Councillor Peter Mitchell suggested eviction was one practical solution to stop young people riding the bikes, which have been terrorising the local community.At present, council and housing associations can ask the courts to evict tenants for criminal or anti social behaviour.This applies to more serious crimes such as drug dealing or possession of firearms.Scrambler bike yobs holding up traffic as they take pictures of themselves in the canada goose outlet new york city same week police announced a crack down on anti social bikers.However at the community meeting, which saw dozens of concerned residents come together to find a way forward, Cllr Mitchell said evicting parents could canada goose outlet toronto factory be one way of canada goose outlet sale driving down the crime.Cllr canada goose outlet black friday Mitchell said: “Parents and Grandparents have a responsibility for the children in their care who are riding the bikes.”We have got to be pro active about this. I’m quite prepared to say that if the police convict your child for possessing canada goose outlet online a scrambler bike, we will evict you.”Terrorised residents to hold ‘Scrambler Bike Summit’ in bid to thwart ‘death machines’Cllr Mitchell said he would engage in talks with Mayor Joe Anderson and West Derby MP Stephen Twigg, who was present at the meeting, about putting these powers in place.Mr Twigg agreed to look into the proposal and said: “I think it’s a really interesting idea. What I would like to do is to bring together the different housing canada goose outlet associations and social landlords to look at what measures they could take to evict people who are driving these bikes.”It’s a potential idea. Giving them that responsibility could drive down the crime.”Dashcam footage captured a single rider performing dangerous stunts in the middle of rush hour traffic on the East Lancs RoadWest Derby has been a particular hot spot for scrambler bike crime because of its proximity to Croxteth Park, Walker Playing Fields and the Loop Line.At the meeting, local residents said scrambler bikes were a constant menace in the community and canada goose outlet uk sale expressed concern over the lack of police resources to deal with it.One woman said that she couldn’t leave her windows open because of the constant noise canada goose outlet nyc coming from the bikes, whilst others said they feared someone would be killed if something wasn’t done about the problem.Hunt for scrambler biker after car shot at in HuytonA representative from canada goose outlet uk Merseyside Police who spoke at the meeting canada goose outlet store uk admitted the Police were struggling with a lack of resources to deal with the bikes which he said was becoming a form of “organised crime.”He said: “We all know that this is a big issue. But canada goose outlet no matter how much we scream for more resources, we are not going to get them. Our Chief Constable has openly come out and said this.”However he added that they had re introduced a pursuit policy for scrambler bike riders at certain times of the day, canada goose factory outlet and were training more officers on quad bikes for pursuit.Other measures put forward at the meeting were turnstile canada goose outlet canada gates at canada goose outlet store the entrance of Croxteth Park and Walker Playing Fields, as well as awareness raising for children in schools to act as a deterrent.However, the eviction of parents was by far the most bold solution put forward.Whilst many residents welcomed the idea, others had reservations.Dad and daughter accused of leaving wife and mum to die in a maggot infested bed trial updatesLocal resident Harry Graham said: “We don’t evict the parents of murderers so why should we do it for this. At the end of the day we don’t need canada goose jacket outlet any more people canada goose black friday sale on the streets.”The Police officer advised that anyone who sees a scrambler bike rider should contact the police with as much information as possible, including the vehicle registration number and if possible, any information they have about where the bikes are being stored.

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