In Leeds, four individuals were apprehended by the police during a proactive operation targeting the anti-social use of motor vehicles. The operation, carried out yesterday (Tuesday), involved officers from the force’s Roads Policing Unit, Air Support, as well as District officers from the local neighbourhood and off-road bike teams. Its aim was to prevent ‘ride-out’ incidents, which have previously impacted the district on Hallowe’en.

During last night’s operation, two males were apprehended after abandoning a motorcycle in Calverley following a police pursuit. It was later discovered that the bike had been stolen earlier that day from Armley.

Additionally, there were police interventions involving motorbikes in Bramley and Kirkstall. The former resulted in the arrest of the rider due to a breach of a court order. In the latter case, it was revealed that the bike had false plates, leading to the rider being reported for a court summons.

Furthermore, a motorist in East Leeds was arrested on suspicion of exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit. Subsequently, he was formally charged with the offence.

Superintendent Dan Wood, said; “We recognise the anti-social and criminal use of vehicles is a big issue for people in the district and continue to address it where possible, through our work with partners and specialist resources at West Yorkshire Police.

“We are committed to making our communities safer and will use whatever legislation we have to take positive action against anyone found to be using a vehicle in this way.”