Purbeck Police fine quad bike owners “destroying” land

Covid fines have been issued to a group of people who were reportedly damaging a field on quad bikes – while also breaching lockdown.

Officers were called to a report of anti-social behaviour at a site near Winfrith Newburgh in western Purbeck at 2.40 pm on Sunday 28th February 2021, where the group was reportedly “destroying” the land on quad bikes.

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The police spoke to five people at the scene, who were given fines for breaching Covid lockdown rules as well as points on their license.

One quad bike was also seized by the police.

Purbeck Police seize quad bike
Purbeck Police

“Not such a great day for the quad owners”

On social media, Purbeck Police reported:

“We teamed up with our response colleagues to help a farmer who saw individuals on quads destroying his land. Officers caught up with them, fines issued, quad seized, points on license and a Covid fine. Not such a great day for the quad owners. 

“Farmer was very helpful in moving the quad off the road until recovery was at the scene.”

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