Police use drones to catch illegal off-road bikers on Cannock Chase

Staffordshire police officers have been out in force on the Chase using the flying recording device to search for any dirt bikes, scooters or motorbikes causing a nuisance.

They were out at the beauty spot on Monday and stopped two men who they caught riding. Their off-road bikes have since been seized.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said officers were working hard to make sure the Chase was a safe place for all visitors.

Sergeant Kathryn Tomkins, from the Cannock Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Staffordshire Police deal with many complaints from residents, families, mountain bike riders and horse riders in relation to off-road bikes at locations all over Staffordshire.

“Not only is this dangerous for others using the common areas but the noise and pollution is classed as anti-social behaviour.

“The team have worked hard to make sure that communities are safe and enjoy what Staffordshire has to offer.

“We

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