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Police release images of bikers suspected of causing chaos

Birmingham | News | Published:

More images of bikers suspected of causing chaos on the region's roads during an illegal rally have been released by West Midlands Police.

The force is appealing for helping in identifying the six riders who it believes played 'a significant role' in last year's troubles.

They have only come to light now after new CCTV and social media footage was examined.

Three men from the Black Country are among a number already arrested over the rally.

Nuisance riders clogged up main roads, intimidated motorists, rode onto pavements, damaged grass verges and performed 'doughnuts' in the street.

Police have targeted the riders who met up during a day of chaos, dubbed Take Back the Streets, on June 26, in parts of Solihull and Birmingham. In December, up to 40 warrants were executed across the West Midlands during a three-day blitz on those suspected of causing a public nuisance, dangerous driving and other motoring offences.

It led to 28 arrests and 27 motorbikes – including scramblers, pit bikes, mini motos, road bikes and quads – being seized.

Sergeant Adam Jobson, who led the arrests, said: "Those arrested remain on police bail, we are working closely with prosecutors to secure charges against them and illustrate that this type of behaviour is dangerous and won't be tolerated. We believe these six men played a significant role in the disorder.

"We need to know who they are and I'm asking for anyone who recognises them to get in touch.

"Rallies like the one we saw last June are lawless, pure and simple, and we've vowed to take action against those responsible."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on the 101 number and quote Operation Wraithbane. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

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