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Police issue warnings after vehicles driven recklessly in woods near Grantham

Police responded to reports of a large number of vehicles being driven recklessly in woods near Grantham on Sunday.

Police received a call from a member of the public who had gone to Twyford Woods near Colsterworth on Sunday afternoon but was too afraid to walk her dog because of a large number of quads and scramblers who were using the paths and the runway.

Officers attended and reported that a padlock had been removed from a gate so that vehicles could gain access.

Police responded to reports at Twyford Woods. (23234664)
Police responded to reports at Twyford Woods. (23234664)

The vehicles were driving on the runways and reports indicate they had also been riding near to members of the public, doing wheelies and showing no consideration for the dogs or other animals.

A police spokesperson said: "We spoke to several members of the public who were unhappy due to the amount of vehicles being used. Our officer is liaising with the owners of the land to make them aware of the situation.We have recorded details of several vehicles who have been issued with a warning under S59 Road Traffic Act. If you use your vehicle in a manner which causes annoyance, alarm or distress then your vehicle will be seized."

Sect 59 allows officers to deal with vehicles that are being used in a manner causing alarm, distress or annoyance or contravenes section 3 or 34 of the Road Traffic Act (careless and inconsiderate driving and prohibition of off-road driving)

An officer may stop the vehicle, issue a warning and also has the power to seize and remove the vehicles being used in this way.

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