Two charged in renewed crackdown on illegal use of bikes and quads

Crackdown in Levenmouth saw two charged
Crackdown in Levenmouth saw two charged

Police in Levenmouth have cautioned and charged a 15-year-old youth and a 30-year-old man in East Wemyss as part of a renewed crackdown on the illegal use of quad bikes and motorcycles in the Levenmouth area.

The teen was charged with riding a quad bike in the East Wemyss Cemetery, while the 30-year-old was charged with riding a motorcycle whilst disqualified, without valid documentation and without a crash helmet on Main Avenue, East Wemyss.

My Area Ward Officers will be using every piece of legislation at their disposal

Inspector Tom Brown

The crackdown comes as officers launch a new local action plan under ‘Operaton Reflector’, a national programme which replaces the local Operation Ducati.

PC Alan Shovlin, Levenmouth area ward officer, said: “As well as issuing anti-social behaviour warnings and reports to the Procurator Fiscal, we have also gathered useful information about regular offenders.

“We will continue to take action in the area and deal with people who ride their motorcycles and quads illegally.”

Inspector Tom Brown added: “Our local action plan ‘Reflector’ replaces previous plans but the ethos is the same - to prosecute offenders who persist in the illegal, dangerous and anti-social use of motorbikes and quads in public places.

“My Area Ward Officers will be using every piece of legislation at their disposal to ensure that those involved in the illegal use of motorcycles are caught. They also face the prospect of having their motorcycles seized.

“I would encourage local people to continue to contact us with any information they have that will assist us in keeping people safe.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.