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Police crackdown on bikers at Fife estate

Police have reported three people to the procurator fiscal and warned a further six after a crackdown on illegal motorcyclists in Fife.

Officers are clamping down on bikers using Wemyss Estate and Thornton Bing as a race track.

Motorbikes and quad bikes are damaging the natural habitat for wildlife, police said.

Bikers face having their vehicles seized by police if they are caught in the area.

PC Bruce Bennett said: "The use of motor cycles in these areas poses a danger to those involved and to people using the estate legitimately walking the various paths and tracks to observe wildlife.

"Damage is caused to habitats, disturbing birds and other wildlife at the start of the spring nesting and breeding season, and this is an offence that will be investigated by police.

"We will continue to target the area, and those responsible face having their bikes and quads seized. Spring is an important time for the wildlife in the area and we intend to do what we can to protect the natural environment."

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