‘Nuisance’ quad biker is caught by parks officers
�A “nuisance” rider was fined nearly a �1,000 after being caught tearing through a Harold Hill park on his uninsured quad bike.
Bradley Fisher, of Kirby Close, Harold Hill, couldn’t escape Havering Council’s mobile unit in Dagnam Park, after they lowered barriers across his escape route on January 4.
The park patrol officers were on high-alert after receiving reports from worried residents of a man riding dangerously on a quad bike in the park over Christmas, Havering Council said.
Fisher, 29, was finally spotted by officers riding a large green Kawasaki 400cc quad bike at high speed.
They attempted to intercept him, but he failed to stop and accelerated towards the vehicle barrier, at Settle Road car park.
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Unfortunately for Fisher, the barrier was kept closed in a deliberate bid to prevent his escape. He gave himself up at the scene soon afterwards.
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Fisher was reported by Havering Council for offences including bringing a quad bike into the park, riding the quad bike in the park, two counts of obstructing parks protection officers and riding an uninsured vehicle.
He pleaded guilty to all charges and was banned from driving for six months, given a �550 fine and ordered to pay costs of �405, at Havering Magistrates’ Court, last Friday (April 13),
Cabinet Member for culture, towns and communities, Cllr Andrew Curtin, said: “Mr Fisher thought he could get away with causing a nuisance to local residents and others who use our parks but he learned a very expensive lesson.
“Our parks and open spaces are there for the enjoyment of everyone of all ages and people should not have to put up with noisy, dangerous and illegal quad bikes while they enjoy our wonderful parks and open spaces.”
Illegal motor vehicles in our parks can be reported to the Council on 07904 805 872.