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Op Capio

Quad bikes with a combined value of £20,000 have been seized along with a motorcycle after a rider unwittingly pulled a wheelie in front of plain-clothed officers in Wardley.

Operation Capio is our force-wide crackdown along with partner organisations on motorcycle criminality with members of the public urged to report nuisance riders and share information.

The latest days of activity in Gateshead on Friday and Sunday proved productive, with stinger-trained staff on the ground joined by a drone team providing an eye from the sky.

The motorcyclist who pulled a wheelie had his bike quickly seized as our officers caught up with them at a nearby garage.

Two quad bikes were also seized after they were found to be uninsured, with both riders summoned to court. 

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Andrew Hyde
(Northumbria Police, Police Sergeant 473, Gateshead East NPT )

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