Off-road is off limits

The campaign to rid public places of nuisance off-roaders chalked up another success last week - with the seizure of a motorbike in Nutgrove.

Neighbours contacted police to report the rider after he was spotted on public land near Foxwood.

PC Andy Tomkinson (pictured) and PCSO Lesley Anslow arrived at the scene and, following a brief search, found the machine in nearby woods. It will now be crushed.

Councillor Richard McCauley, St Helens Council's Cabinet Member for Environmental Protection and Safer Communities said: "St Helens Council and its Community Safety partners are committed to stopping these nuisance riders who make life a misery for some of our communities.

"It's another great result and one that hopefully sends a clear message to other riders tempted to use their machines in parks or on public land."