STANLEY Police's off-road motorcycle team was been out and about last night responding to complaints of antisocial and dangerous riding of bikes in and around parks and woodland areas.

A police spokesman said: "Before we incur the wrath of the genuine motorcyclists who think we are targeting them - the complaints we are receiving are about motorbikes being ridden at break neck speeds, past children playing in public parks and tearing past families walking their dogs on woodland tracks.

"Several bikes have been seized and more will follow under OpEndurance.

"Please keep the information coming in and we will continue to take robust action."

Anyone with information should contact Durham Police on 101.