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Bikers arrested and vehicles seized after huge organised 'ride out' through Coventry

Felix Nobes 16th Sep, 2018 Updated: 17th Sep, 2018

FIVE people have been arrested after a huge organised bikers’ ‘ride out’ through Coventry.

A police operation saw eight vehicles seized as around 40 riders descended onto the city’s streets yesterday afternoon.

Police say the bikers were driving dangerously and with no regard for other road users.

Traffic and neighbourhood policemen joined forces to stop the riders in their tracks.

Five motorbikes were stopped using stinger devices used by police during high-speed pursuits.

Police confirmed more prosecutions are expected as officers gathered valuable video evidence showing the bikers’ actions.

The group of bikers was focused on the A444 near the Ricoh Arena, and also ventured into the city centre.

The ride out came a year to the day (September 15) since Coventry man, Tyrone Evans, died in a quad biking accident on the A444.

Inspector Rich Vickers said: “Hundreds if not thousands of members of the public will have seen some disgusting and dangerous acts by riders yesterday.

“Whilst this was a ride out in memory of an individual who was sadly killed a year ago in Coventry, police cannot and will not sit back and watch dangerous and illegal use of the roads.

“We will continue to target offenders who place the lives of others in danger through their stupidity and recklessness. Those individuals who were involved in yesterday’s ride out should feel uncomfortable in bed at night.

“It was totally unacceptable on public roads. We have gathered a stack of evidence that will lead us to making a number of arrests and vehicle seizures going forward.”

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