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Police hunt four youths on motorbikes for dangerous riding and theft attempt at West Parley

POLICE are hunting four youths on motorbikes whose dangerous riding at West Parley “put other road users at significant risk of harm”.

Witnesses and those with useful dash cam footage are being urged to come forward following several reports of incidents during last Monday, which also included an attempted theft of a motorcycle.

Between 2pm and 3pm a group of teenagers was said to have been speeding along Christchurch Road, between Bournemouth Airport and Parley Cross.

Police are appealing for witnesses or dash cam footage (picture: stock image)
Police are appealing for witnesses or dash cam footage (picture: stock image)

They were weaving in and out of traffic and travelling along footpaths, as well as attempting to block other motorists.

There was a further report that the group shouted at another rider and tried to take his bike after blocking his path to stop him.

At 10.30pm there was a report a group, believed to be the same teenagers, shouted abuse at another motorcyclist on New Road in West Parley.

They were said to have sped after the rider as they turned right at Parley Cross into Dudsbury Avenue before the rider was able to get away.

The group comprised two riders on each of two bikes, one of which was believed to be a red Honda CB125F and the other described as a moped.

The riders were said to be aged around 15 to 17, wearing balaclavas, and none of them were wearing helmets. There were no number plates on the bikes.

The Honda rider was described as being of a large build and both the rider and passenger were dressed all in black.

PC Joshua Gale said: “The individuals involved in this incident have put other road users at significant risk of harm with their activities.

“We are determined to identify those responsible so that we can deal with them appropriately and I am appealing to any witnesses, or any motorists who may have captured relevant dash cam footage, to please contact us.”

Contact officers online at dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting crime reference number 55230172647.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously at crimestoppers-uk.org or on 0800 555 111.

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