Moped rider, 16, faces possible £1K fine for ‘riding over Millennium Bridge’

York's Millennium Bridge. Photograph © Neil Turner on Flickr
13 Dec 2016 @ 11.38 am
| Crime, News

A 16-year-old moped rider from York is facing a possible £1,000 fine at court for allegedly riding on the city’s Millennium Bridge.

The bridge is restricted for the sole use of pedestrians and cyclists. But a member of the public reported the moped rider to police.

Footage of the incident, which took place at around 12.15pm on November 9, was captured by City of York Council CCTV cameras. This has been submitted as evidence.

A date for the hearing at York Youth Court will be confirmed in due course.

Putting people in danger

PC Ben Pepper, of the York East Neighbourhood Policing Team, said:

Riding a moped or motorcycle on Millennium Bridge is against the law and puts pedestrians and cyclists in danger.

We have received a number of community complaints about similar incidents in this area. We are very grateful for the information and we will continue to act on it as we have seen on this occasion.

Those who willingly flout the law need to realise that the area is actively monitored by the council’s CCTV.

Make no mistake, we will take action against this blatant offending and the riders are risking a maximum £1,000 fine if found guilty at court.

If you have information about such offences, call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and report it to the Force Control Room.