Motorcycle amnesty this week by Humberside Police

Humberside Police are offering an amnesty as part of their plans to reduce nuisance motorbikes on the streets and in open spaces.

The local neighbourhood policing teams are offering a FREE collection and disposal service week from 11/01/21 as part of their 2021 Operation Yellowfin Campaign.

So if you want rid of any old moped, motorcycle or quad bike, regardless of condition please ring 101 quoting Log 51 of 07/01/21. An appointment will be made for a local officer to visit you and arrange the necessary collection.

This initiative in conjunction with Nort East Lincolnshire Council will provide a doorstep collection service for the full week.

Inspector Martin Hopper said “This is about reducing the number of motorbikes, mopeds and quad bikes ridden unlawfully in North East Lincolnshire. It is quite common for old, former road-registered and off-road bikes no longer used by owners, to be stored in sheds, garages or even gardens. These have been previously stolen and used illegally both on the streets, and in open public spaces. This brings increased risk to the riders, other road users, and also the public.

The free service will also help responsible parents who are concerned about the risk to their children, and may wish to dispose of such vehicles. We don’t want to be criminalising and prosecuting young people, but we are really clear if they break the law, positive action will be taken.

We are committed to tackling this issue, and will this scheme will contribute to reducing anti-social behaviour and criminal activity and will, most importantly, reduce the nuisance caused to our communities.