Ryan Ward on his off-road motorbike at traffic lights
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GMP release video of three-year-old motorbike passenger

11 October 2011 Last updated at 22:06 BST

Manchester police have released video of a man riding an off-road motorbike with a helmetless three-year-old boy sitting between him and the handlebars.

Ryan Ward, who has admitted child cruelty and dangerous driving, is seen pulling a wheelie at one point in the footage of his ride through Manchester.

Ch Insp Donna Allen of Greater Manchester Police said it "frightens me to death to see... such disregard for the law" and for the child's safety.

Stuart Pollitt reports.