ASB in Wincanton

Concern is growing about a number of incidents in Wincanton. Teenagers have been riding mini mopeds illegally in the Cale Hill recreation ground over a number of weeks.

The area is popular with members of the public, including dog walkers and a local running club. There is also a cub scout headquarters in the area. A number of complaints have been made about the bikes being ridden at high speed late into the evening. There have also been reports of issues around noise.

One youngster who was detained, admitted riding a moped in the recreation ground. He was served a Section 59 notice (This runs for 12 months from the date of issue and means that during that time if the offender is caught committing further offences with a moped or vehicle, it will be seized without any form of warning).

On Tuesday (18 February) Police were advised that an unknown youth was riding a mini moped on Home Drive in Wincanton for about 20 minutes around 3pm.

Now Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses so that further action can be taken. They told us that they would appeal to the public to be their eyes and ears and report any similar incidents so that appropriate action can be taken.

If you have any information to help our enquiries, please contact us,101 quoting reference 5220040801

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