Beacon Hill - 4:45pm - Sunday 7th October
Dog walker intimidated as large group of off road bikes gather on Beacon Hill - 4:45pm - Sunday 7th October • #LickeyHills Any Info Contact 101 - Alternatively, contact @CrimestoppersWM anonymously on www.crimestoppers-uk.org READ MORE: http://b31.org.uk/2018/10/police-investigate-as-off-road-bikers-intimidate-dog-walker-in-lickey-hills-country-park/Posted by B31 Voices on Sunday, 7 October 2018
West Mercia Police are investigating after a dog walker shared a video which appeared to show her being intimidated by two off road bike riders as she filmed a large group riding in the Lickey Hills Country Park on Sunday (7th October).
At around 4.45pm, a large group of off road bikes were being ridden anti-socially at Beacon Hill on Monument Lane. The woman, walking her dogs, used her mobile phone to film from a distance.
When one rider, on his bike, approached her she asked him to get off his bike near her dogs. Another rider then walked over to her and asked her to stop filming, saying if she didn’t he would get all the other bikes over to ride by her dogs.
When the woman refused to stop filming, the first rider positioned his bike in front of the woman and revved his bike so the back wheel sprayed dirt in her face.
Inspector Mark Chappell from West Mercia Police said: “Officers responded to a report of anti-social behaviour on Beacon Hill, Rubery, just after 5pm yesterday (Sunday 7 October).
“They flagged the incident to our colleagues at West Midlands Police, as our officers located the bikers when they were moving into the West Midlands Police force area.
“We understand that these kind of incidents can be unsettling for the local community, but I want to reassure residents that we will be continuing to patrol the area, and would urge anyone who sees people acting in this way to get in touch with us. We absolutely will not tolerate this behaviour.”
Anyone with information about the incident, or who may recognise anyone in the video is asked to contact West Mercia Police, quoting incident number 502S of 7 October. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org