Can you help trace these people involved in illegal and
anti social gatherings of Motor Bikes?
MERSEYSIDE Police are currently circulating images of
people we wish to speak to following illegal and anti social large scale
gatherings of motorcycles, on Monday, 7 November 2016. We are told that groups
of riders were seen driving in a reckless, dangerous and criminal manner in
areas of Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley, some of whom had congregated at the
funeral of Frankie Murphy, in Huyton. During the incidents, damage was also
caused to a Police Vehicle, on Liverpool Road.
Merseyside Police have already arrested 13 people and seized
13 vehicles, following the execution of 15 warrants responding to similar
incidents which took place in October 2016.
Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Rhodes, who is heading the Operation Brookdale
investigation team, said:- "We have already executed warrants, made
arrests and seized vehicles in relation to this matter. The attached images are
of further suspects who we wish to speak to as part of our ongoing
investigation. On the day in question, riders were seen driving through red
lights and on the wrong side of carriageways, behaviour which has put other
motorists, pedestrians and themselves at risk on our roads. Damage was also
caused to vehicles and members of the public were intimidated and understandably
concerned. Since this incident, we have sadly seen accidents involving off road
bikes where people have been injured, which further highlights the dangers that
such riding causes to members of our communities. I can assure members of the
public that we will continue to respond to every piece of information that we
are given on where these bikes are being stored and used. Since the beginning of
our summer operation, we have seized more than 400 bikes and arrested more than
100 people for offences ranging from causing a public nuisance, driving, theft
and drug offences. This action will continue with the continued help of our
communities, which is vital to tackling these issues. I would like to thank each
and every person who has provided information which leads to such positive
action, and encourage them to continue doing so."
Anyone with information on where bikes are being stored is asked to call:- 101,
or the confidential Crimestoppers line on:- 0800 555 111.