Jail term welcomed for bike offences

Road pest: Levenmouth has been blighted with the anti-social use of motorbikes for some years.
Road pest: Levenmouth has been blighted with the anti-social use of motorbikes for some years.
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THE jailing of a teenager for a variety of offences relating to motorcycles has been welcomed by local councillors.

At Wednesday’s meeting of area committee members, Levenmouth’s chief inspector, Graeme Kinmond, reported in his monthly briefing on a nine-month custodial sentence handed out recently to 19-year-old Daryl Brown.

Brown was given the term at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court in October for a breach of a community service order, road traffic and other offences relating to motorcycles.

He was also disqualified from driving for five years.

Chief Inspector Kinmond described the term as a “very welcome sentence” for the Levenmouth community.

The anti-social riding of motorbikes, and mini-motorbikes, has long been an issue in Levenmouth, and councillors agreed they were happy with the jail term handed out.

Councillor David Graham said: “I welcome this result.

“It sends out a strong message to those who use the roads like a race track.

“This is a fantastic result.”

Chief Inspector Kinmond said there was a “hard-core element” of people in the area who misused their morobikes and that Brown “had been one of them”.

“It’s good to see the court has stopped him,” added the chief inspector.

“It’s boredom for some of them, and they don’t see it as a problem for the community.

“We’re charging more people for these offences and getting that message out there.”

Cllr Andrew Rodger said it was pleasing to see the courts refusing to accept this sort of anti-social behaviour and handing out custodial sentences.

Fellow member, Cllr David Alexander, added that he welcomed the conviction.

“Everybody expects an accident with them battering out and hitting somebody,” he said.

“I think the word will now get out.”