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Investigation launched by police into "dangerous" mourners behaviour

Shaun Reynolds 13th Apr, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into multiple incidents involving illegal and dangerously driven motorbikes, quads and cars in Solihull on Monday (April 11).

Hundreds of bikers took to the streets to pay their tributes to Chris ‘Stig’ Clarke.

However, the actions of the bikers have prompted Solihull Police to launch an investigation following a series of complaints about how and where they were being ridden and driven.

Offences are currently under investigation and Solihull Police has called for any members of the public with images or footage from Monday to come forward.

One angry resident, who preferred to remain anonymous, said: “Bikers were pulling wheelies on the wrong side of the road for a long period of time.

“The bikes were driven insanely and it’s a miracle that no one was injured.

Another witness said: “Over a hundred youngsters were riding trail bikes away from the station – some on the wrong side of the road.

“Others used footpaths and grass verges.

“They were a danger – not only to themselves but to each other and also any pedestrians who might have been using the footpaths.

“On contacting the police, I was informed that they were aware of what was happening.

“Why, then, were were these individuals permitted to behave in such an anti-social and dangerous manner.”

Another added: “Police underestimated the funeral and should have done more about the bikers destroying resident’s gardens.

“Those that attended the funeral have destroyed lawns, two parks in the area and caused danger to others – it’s not acceptable.”

Anyone with information about Monday’s events should contact inv_solihull@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.

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