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The strange marks seen across the field in these photos might look like the work of aliens but the explanation for the strange phenomena is not so remarkable.
Off-road motorbike and quad bike riders have left fields in Doncaster severely damaged after tearing across them with their vehicles.
The pictures show damage caused to a farmer's field on the A630 near Conisbrough after the vehicles accessed it via the nearby Steetley quarry.
Cops in South Yorkshire are now sending out a warning to the vandals that they are issuing extra patrols by officers in the area.
The force's off-road biker team have also started doing patrols in the area and earlier this week they stopped a rider has he left the quarry and seized his bike on the spot, Yorkshire Live reports.
Inspector Adrian Luscombe from the Doncaster West Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This type of offence is heart-breaking for farmers and it’s also really costly for them to repair.
"We have seen an increase in incidents of damage and dangerous driving in the last few weeks and it’s unacceptable.
"These photos show the extent of damage done from the sky, that isn't a path through the field – that's damage been caused solely by off-road bikers accessing the land when they shouldn't be.
“I would like those responsible to know that we are watching, and we are taking action. This week our off-road bike team have been on patrol around Conisbrough to help support our routine operations and work.”
In December the off road bike team carried out eight operations across the district.
During the days of action, six riders were reported for driving offences, 12 riders were issued with warnings and nine vehicles were seized with over £32,000.
Alongside operations, the team work with the Associated National Farmers Agency and the Force’s new Rural Crime Team to gather intelligence against those causing issues.
Officers are encouraging people to report incidents of vandalism, using as much detail as possible, so they can shape their patrol plans.
Inspector Luscombe added: “When you’re riding over a field to get your kicks on your bike, you’re destroying someone’s livelihood, the crops that put food on their table and yours.
“Think about that and think twice about what you’re doing.”
- In the News
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