Biker on ‘non-essential trip’ tries to outrun police through Stoke-on-Trent streets



Specialist motorway police tried to stop a biker in Stoke-on-Trent believed to be on a non-essential journey – only for them to attempt to get away.

Officers from the Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) – a team that patrols the A500, M6 and other key routes – attempted to stop the motorcyclist in the Stoke area last night believing they were flouting the coronavirus lockdown laws.

But the rider attempted to outrun the traffic specialists.

A CMPG spokesman said: “This chap was not making an essential journey, he then chose to fail to stop for a CMPG patrol in Stoke.

“The bike was lost but with the assistance of Staffordshire Police was soon located.

“Bike seized, rider reported for several offences and is now getting his daily exercise.”

While the UK remains on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the public are being asked to remain at home unless it is part of their single daily exercise, an essential journey, or travelling too and from work.

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