BREAKING NEWS: Dangerous racing mopeds in Hastings seized by police

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Three mopeds being ridden in a dangerous manner in Hastings town centre have been seized by police.

At around 5.30pm on Wednesday June 24 the mopeds were being ridden at speed and appeared to be racing each other along busy Queen’s Road.

The moped riders were aware police were behind them and turned into Stone Street, which leads into Stonefield Road. One of the riders mounted the pavement and collided with a woman walking along it. The woman, 30, suffered bruising.

The moped riders continued to evade police, failing to stop before abandoning their bikes and running off. All three mopeds were seized under Section 59 of the Road Traffic Act for being driven in a careless and reckless way.

Inspector Dan Russell, of the Hastings Neighbourhood Police Team, said, “The number of complaints about noisy mopeds and off-road bikes has increased of late. I am pleased that three more bikes have been seized as a result of positive police action.

“When a vehicle is impounded the registered owner has to pay a release fee, and for each day that the seized vehicle remains impounded a daily fee is added also. If the fees are not paid the vehicles will be crushed.”

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