A CAMPAIGN to clamp down on the increased use of off-road bikes in Halton is being launched this summer.
The initiative, which is backed by Halton council, Cheshire police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, will involve Cheshire Constabulary's Community Action Team using their own off-road scrambler bikes to catch anyone committing the offence.
Sergeant Yvonne Williams said: 'Riders illegally using scrambler bikes on Halton's roads and public areas are warned that their bikes will be confiscated and crushed.'
Community support officers stopped two youths at The Grange Comprehensive and issued them with a Section 59 notice, meaning the machine can be seized.
Quad bikes are only legal if used on a public road, fully insured with an MOT and the rider has a licence and is wearing safety equipment.