Motorbikes causing a nuisance were a hot topic at the first meeting of the decade for Caia Park Community Council.

Councillors discussed their concerns with the neighbourhood policing team who attended the meeting to give updates on crime in the area.

PC Kerry Evans said motorbikes have always been an issue in the area and said her team is appealing for the public to be their eyes and ears in the community to bring the problem to a stop.

She said: “Bikes have been an ongoing issue in Wrexham for my entire 20-year police career, we are not going to stop them any time soon. The only time that people will stop and realise the dangers these vehicles can possess is when someone gets seriously hurt or killed – which will ultimately be too late.”

PC Evans spoke about the new policing team and how they plan to approach the situation.

She said: “We have got a few new faces on the team and are hopefully going to carry on the good work done before us. Our approach will be trying to prevent the problem from growing any further, but we are limited in what we can do without public information.”

Cllr Carrie Harper said the issue of motorbikes in Caia Park have gotten “worse and worse over the years” and asked if officers were looking at linking any penalties for offences of anti-social behaviour to tenancy and housing enforcement in the area.

Officers said they were continuing to meet monthly with the relevant people at the council to pursue this line of action when it comes to tackling unwanted behaviour linked to bikes.

PC Evans added that the Caia Park policing team cannot be everywhere at once but, even if they witness people riding these bikes in an anti-social manner, the police are limited in what they can do.

Now, they are relying on public information to help nip the nuisance bike problems in the bud.

She continued: “In order for us to act, we need information. That is the key. If we know where these bikes are being stored, then we can get a warrant in order and have the bikes taken away that are causing problems. It boils down to the fact that it is anti-social behaviour and it generally just spoils the Caia area.”

Anyone with information about bikes in the area causing a nuisance are asked to contact the police on by calling 101 or local officer Kerry Evans on 07896 171914.