Police chase Duckmanton nuisance bike rider with pet pug strapped to his chest

Police chased a nuisance bike rider ilegally zooming round Duckmanton- and found he had his pet pug strapped to his chest.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 4:12 pm

Staveley Police SNT and the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team joined forces over the weekend in an operation to tackle anti-social motorbike riders in the area.

More action is planned in the coming months after local residents had contacted the team regarding riders using local footpaths and parks.

A spoeksperson for Staveley SNT said: “After a quick cup of tea we headed over, drone on board, briefed with colleagues at Staveley and headed out to various locations in the area.

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The bike rider was pursued by police along a public footpath.

“Within minutes of arriving in Duckmanton we could hear a bike. Our drone was quickly deployed and we located the offender riding on local footpaths.

"In order to bring the bike to a stop safely and reduce any further risk to the public or the rider we deployed our stinger device across the likely route of escape.

“As you can see from the video the rider, who bizarrely had his pet pug strapped to his chest, gave up to one of Staveley's finest without any issue.

"Bike seized, rider reported for numerous offences, pug back on terra firma and the anti-social behaviour in Duckmanton reduced.”

Resident Stephan Crappelli said: “Good work guys, our outdoor spaces have become more valuable to lots of people during lockdown, and although these guys are obviously having fun they cause untold damage to the trails and help limit available funds to create more of them.”

The Derbyshire Rural Crime Team posted a drone video of the chase which you can watch on their Facebook page.

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