Police crackdown on off-road vehicles in West Lothian following complaints

Police have received “a number of complaints” regarding the use of off-road vehicles across West Lothian in recent weeks and are cracking down by scheduling “Days of Action” in the area.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 4:44 pm

The first took place on Saturday, April 10, at Greendykes Bing in Broxburn, an area where the landowners have not given their permission for the use of off-road vehicles to be used.

Officers carried out patrols around the perimeter of the Bing throughout the day, engaging with a number of people who intended on riding bikes at the site.

Police reported that everyone “engaged well with officers and left the site immediately” after speaking with the officers.

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Police crackdown on off-road vehicles in West Lothian following a number of complaints.
Police crackdown on off-road vehicles in West Lothian following a number of complaints.

Complaints and reports have also included some bike riders using public footpaths and the canal towpath to access the area, creating a “significant” risk to other people using the paths.

If you have any information on people using off-road vehicles on public footpaths, roads or canal towpaths you should contact police on 101, or if you would like to remain anonymous you can contact crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police Scotland added that further “Days of Action” are scheduled to take place at Greendykes Bing in the “not too distant future”.

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