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Large group of bikers seen riding in a dangerous way in Trafford, Salford and the City Centre

Police are appealing for information following reports of a large group of bikers riding dangerously through the streets of Manchester.

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Shortly after 7pm on Wednesday 31 October 2018, police received numerous reports that a group of between 50 and 100 people were driving off-road bikes, motorcycles and mopeds in a dangerous manner across Trafford, Salford and the city centre.

Witnesses reported seeing some riders in the group driving at speed, riding in the wrong direction on major roads, riding on pavements and performing stunts on public roads.

By 10.15pm, the group had dispersed and there were no further reports made to police.

Since the incident, officers have been carrying out enquiries to identify those responsible.

Superintendent Howard Millington, of GMP’s Salford Division, said: “We’ve been carrying out numerous lines of enquiries to identify the riders in the group who were seen to be driving irresponsibly.

“Not all of the riders in the group drove recklessly, but those who did posed a real risk to themselves and members of the public.

“This kind of behaviour is a genuine concern for many residents in Manchester, and I’d like to reassure the community that we are focused on tackling this issue and finding those responsible.

“We will have extra officers on duty this evening and I would encourage the public to remain vigilant and to report any illegal activity to police right away.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on  0161 856 1319 or 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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