Police warn mini-moto riders

POLICE are warning minimoto riders that they must not use their vehicles on public roads as they launched their annual summer crackdown.

With the warmer weather seemingly here to stay, officers have noticed an increase in the number of mini motorbikes being used in and around the streets of Hastings and St Leonards.

But they have a zero-tolerance policy on offenders and an 18-year-old from St Leonards was charged with a slew of motoring offences including driving without a licence, MOT and insurance, after he was stopped in Theaklin Drive.

PC Duncan Cleverley of Hastings Police said: “Minimotos should not be used on a public road at any time.

“They are subject to the Road Traffic Act in exactly the same way as any other motor vehicles and will be treated as so.”