Police chase teenagers causing nuisance on motorbikes around Skelmersdale
Police responded to calls, Sunday January 13th, after reports that a group of teenagers on motorcycles were causing a nuisance and driving dangerously in and around Skelmersdale.
Police offices traced them to Pimbo Industrial Estate where they attacked a police car with rocks and smashed a window. Thankfully no officers were injured.
Whilst further colleagues were making their way to the area, more teenagers on motorbikes arrived but then dispersed. They headed off at speed in different directions. They were pursued by the police, along with the police helicopter throughout Skelmersdale.
The group entered Merseyside where they continued to be sought by colleagues at Merseyside Police.
Insp Bernie Coburn said: “We are aware that many residents and drivers will have seen these hoodlums, who have absolutely no respect or consideration for people who live in Skelmersdale, driving at speed and generally causing a nuisance.
“Our aim was to arrest them and get them off the streets. We followed some of the ringleaders in our attempts to detain them but unfortunately, they made off over the border into Merseyside where our colleagues at Merseyside Police took over the search supported by the police helicopter.
“We are aware that off-road bikes causing a nuisance has been an issue in the area, however, on this occasion, we believe the incident occurred following a pre-arranged meet up on social media by people from Kirkby. If they return to Lancashire we will be looking to arrest them.
“If you have seen any videos on social media showing these people driving dangerously on our streets, please make contact with us as you could help our investigation.”
An Audi A4 linked to the people involved, along with a motorcycle believed to have stolen during a burglary in Southport but used during the incident, have been recovered.
If you have any information or any video footage please contact Lancashire Police.