Police have issued an appeal for any footage or information as a "nuisance" dirt bike is reportedly causing issues in Benfleet.

The rider, described as a 20-year-old man not wearing a crash helmet, allegedly made off from a traffic officer yesterday at 1.20pm on the off-road electric scrambler. It was seen heading toward Richmond Avenue.

The bike is described as having a distinctive blue battery. The "nuisance vehicle" has sparked a police appeal for witnesses to come forward.


An Essex Police spokesman shared: "Can you help? A nuisance vehicle is causing issues in Benfleet.

"Described as an off road fully electric scrambler, it has a distinctive blue battery. The rider is described as a 20 year old male not wearing a crash helmet.

"It made off from a traffic officer at 1.20pm today, November 7, heading toward Richmond Avenue.

"If you saw this incident, have dash-cam or can provide any assistance, please call us on 101 or report online http://esxpol.uk/BYq7L quoting incident 0517 - 07/11."