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Teen caught in clampdown on off-road bikes on Canvey
8:30am Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
A TEENAGER was caught driving an off-road bike dangerously on Canvey, following a police crackdown on the problem.
Officers have been having particular problems around Roscommon Way which youngsters have been using as a racetrack.
They are trying to put a stop to teenagers tearing around on mopeds and scramblers.
Unemployed Tom Dadd, 18, of Cedar Road, Canvey, has been banned from driving for 18 months for his behaviour.
He pleaded guilty to driving a Honda scramble bike dangerously in Haven Road, Canvey, on June 9 without a licence or insurance.
Dadd also admitted driving the bike two days later in Mapleway without a licence or insurance.
He appeared before Southend Magistrates Court where he also received a 12 month community order, 180 hours unpaid work, and £85 costs.
Insp Chris Wood, of Castle Point police, said: “It shows our determination to deal with it firmly when we can.
“It’s antisocial, it upsets a lot of residents and where we have evidence to prosecute people for misusing vehicles on Canvey Island we will do so.”
They are also issuing warning notices under section under 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 if a vehicle is being driven in an antisocial manner.