Putting an end to bike misery

Liam Clark in Elyn Lodge at St Helens Hospital with his mum Nicola Woods.
Liam Clark in Elyn Lodge at St Helens Hospital with his mum Nicola Woods.
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POLICE in St Helens are preparing to put the brakes on teenagers using scrambler bikes over the summer holidays.

Officers will be targeted bikers riding on public land and have identified a number of hotspots across the borough.

Last year, 15-year-old Liam Clark, from Clock Face, almost died when the scrambler bike he was riding on crashed, leaving him with serious brain damage.

Typically, scrambler biking increases during the summer months, with lighter evenings and school holiday.

Chief Superintendent Rob Carden, Area Commander of St Helens, said: “Merseyside Police will not tolerate the illegal, or anti social use of scrambler, or quad bikes. In the wrong hands these bikes are potentially lethal and people need to understand the legislation in relation to the legal use of these bikes, and the potential consequences of driving these bikes irresponsibly.”

Liam’s mum Nicola told the Reporter earlier this month how her family had coped with the legacy of her son’s bike crash and injuries.