[No to Off-Road Bike Riding in Stockport]
Riding a quad bike/mini motorbike or driving an unlicensed vehicle is illegal, anti-social and dangerous. Bikes will be seized, crushed and owners fined.
Help us take action in your area!
If you know a person or persons causing annoyance by illegally riding on an off-road bike you can report it.
All information is welcome but below is a list to help you remember some of the more important details. You can contact us in confidence and do not have to provide any of your personal details.
If known, note down the name, age and address of the person or persons causing annoyance.
- name, age and address of offender.
- Note down the number of riders, and descriptions including clothing.
- Make a note of the type of nuisance, the time, date and location.
- Make a note of any vehicle details eg: mini motobike, make, model and colour?
- And finally, any other information?
In all instances please try and give as much information as possible and together we can stop this nuisance in our area. Use the list above as a guide and forward the information to either:
Stockport Anti-Social Behaviour Line: 0161 217 6111
Greater Manchester Police: 101
You can also report information in confidence to Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
[‘Legal highs’ to be banned under temporary power]
Five “legal highs” are set to be banned by the government.
The drugs will be made illegal from Friday 10 April for up to 12 months while the independent Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) decides whether they should be permanently controlled.
The government accepted the ACMD’s advice to make a Temporary Class Drug Order (TCDO) on five compounds related to methylphenidate, a Class B drug, due to concerns about their misuse as new psychoactive substances (NPS).
Ethylphenidate, one of the drugs being banned, has emerged as an alternative to cocaine and is sold using the street names ‘Gogaine’ and ‘Burst’.
Users have been known to inject the drug, putting themselves at risk of blood-borne disease and infection.
To prevent users from switching to related drugs with similar harms, the ACMD recommended that the following four drugs are also banned: 3,4-Dichloromethylphenidate (‘3,4-DCMP’), Methylnaphthidate, Isopropylphenidate and Propylphenidate.
Anyone now caught making, supplying or importing the drugs will face up to 14 years in prison and an unlimited fine under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Police and border officials will be allowed to search or detain anyone they suspect of having the drugs and seize, keep or dispose of a substance they think is a temporary class drug.