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Bikers charged over Leeds Halloween 'ride out'

A photograph shows a large group gathered on the road Image copyright @PeopleofLeeds
Image caption Kirkstall Road was brought to a standstill for 90 minutes when a gang of off-road motorbikes and quad bikes congregated

Fourteen people have been charged over a bikers' Halloween "ride out" which caused traffic chaos in Leeds.

About 50 bikers rode dangerously through the streets on 31 October 2016, bringing a major route through the city to a standstill.

Thirteen men and one woman have now all been charged with causing a public nuisance, West Yorkshire Police said.

They are due to appear before Leeds Magistrates Court on 4 May, the force added.

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One of the men is also charged with driving while disqualified and without insurance, and another with perverting the course of justice. 

The police investigation came after motorbikes and quad bikes congregated in Kirkstall Road before they were ridden together through Leeds, including through pedestrian areas and shopping arcades.

 

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