A teenage provisional licence holder who was seen riding a motorcycle dangerously around Wisbech has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

On April 26, Harvey Bird was spotted by an off-duty police officer from the Fenland Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), riding a motorbike along North End, Wisbech, without a helmet.

The officer observed Bird, 19, weaving in and out of traffic before doing a wheelie.

CCTV operators followed Bird on their cameras, witnessing him continue to ride dangerously and pull another two wheelies in Churchill Road and Freedom Bridge.

The following day, neighbourhood officers located Bird and interviewed him in relation to the offences, of which he was later reported for.

Bird, of Windsor Park, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (December 6) where he was disqualified from driving for a year and required to retake a test after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, failing to wear protective headgear when riding a motorcycle on a road, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

He has also been given a 12-month community order requiring him to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

Fenland NPT were also successful in getting a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) against Bird.

This two-year CBO means that he:

  • Is not to use any motor vehicle off road without landowner’s permission.
  • Is not to carry any passengers on any motorbike on and off road.
  • Must provide police with an inventory of motorbikes in his possession, including a photograph and detailed description. He must keep the list up to date.

PC Justin Bielawski, who investigated, said: “This is a positive result as the team has been working hard responding to community concerns about anti-social use of motorbikes in the area.

“Having a CBO in place means that we have greater powers when it comes to Bird’s offending, if he is found to have breached the order, we will be able to arrest him and put him back in front of the courts.”

Information about anti-social vehicle use and advice on how to report can be found on our dedicated webpage.

Anyone with information about Bird breaching his CBO should report to police online or call 101.