CHESHIRE Police have released CCTV images of scrambler bikers wanted in connection with anti-social behaviour that took place in Runcorn last month.

The incidents took place between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday, September 7.

The images have been released as part of an ongoing police operation to tackle off-road motorcycles being ridden in an anti-social manner.

Operation Scrambler was launched in September last year after an increased number of youths and adults were riding motorcycles dangerously on parkland, footpaths, towpaths and public roads.

Sergeant Steve Watson, from the Runcorn Beat Team, said at the time of its launch: "We take the issue extremely seriously as it is dangerous, for both the rider and other members of the public, and the noise and disruption these nuisance bikes cause is a strong source of frustration for communities.

"Since we launched the dedicated operation we have seized a significant number of scrambler bikes, which will be destroyed in due course.

"Many of these bikes have been seized on the back of members of the public providing valuable information and I would like to thank those people for helping us to tackle the problem.

"I also want to encourage more people to come forward with as much information as they can give us about scrambler bikes and their riders."

This information includes where the bikes are being stored, descriptions of riders, potential names and photographs and videos if it is safe to do so.

Steve added: “When we have evidence of scrambler bikes being ridden in an anti-social manner we can look to have riders prosecuted and permanently seize bikes.

“We are also working closely with social housing landlords and will consider tenancy breaches if tenants are riding these bikes anti-socially or storing them for others to do so.”

Anyone with information regarding youths or adults riding scrambler bikes in an anti-social manner should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The best IML number for callers to refer to when contacting the police via 101 regarding the CCTV images is 507066.