Investigation launched after gang of 20 seen dangerously racing electric motorbikes on Quayside

Newcastle Quayside
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A police investigation has been launched after a gang of up to 20 people were seen racing electric motorbikes along Newcastle Quayside.

Police were notified shortly before 1pm on Saturday afternoon that a group of up to 20 people were driving electric motorbikes in a dangerous manner along the Quayside. It was reported that the group were racing on the footpaths and putting the safety of members of the public at risk.

The group are then reported to have travelled through the city centre before driving into Exhibition Park. They were last seen travelling into Gateshead across the High Level Bridge and the Millennium Bridge at around 2.30pm.

Northumbria Police has since launched an investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding the reports. Officers have appealed for witnesses who might have seen the group or have any information to come forward.

The force is particularly keen to hear from any passing motorists who were driving in the area at the time who might have dashcam footage, or those with CCTV or doorbell footage. Anyone with information should get in touch via the Report page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101, quoting reference NP-20240525-0551.