Appeal for information after PCSO injured in Runcorn Date published: 18th September 2017 8.56am

Officers from Runcorn Local Policing Unit are appealing after a PCSO was injured in Stockham Lane, Brookvale.


On Thursday 14 September, around 12:30pm a PCSO was cycling along the road when she came across a teenager on an off-road ‘scrambler’ bike riding anti-socially.


The teenager deliberately rode towards the PCSO and, as a result of trying to avoid colliding with the bike, she fell off of her bicycle causing minor injuries.  The teenager then drove off from the scene.


Chief Inspector Sarah Heath said: “Fortunately the PCSO was not seriously injured as a result of this incident, but it could have been a lot worse.  This could have been an innocent member of the public going about their daily business and quite frankly this behaviour is just unacceptable.


“The issue of scrambler bikes is an issue which really matters to the people of Runcorn.  Information we receive from the public is vital and I would encourage anyone who has any information about this incident to come forward.


“We will continue to act upon any information that is passed on and we will use this information to support any seizures and prosecutions of these types of bikes where necessary. 


We are aware that this particular area of Runcorn has seen an increase in people riding scrambler bikes anti-socially and we are doing all we can to tackle the issue but we do need more information from the public to help us progress our enquires


“The information that can prove really valuable to our investigations is detailed descriptions of any bikes and riders that are causing a nuisance.  Also any information in relation to where these bikes are being stored and also key factors regarding the rider such as hair colour and description, what they are wearing and potential names.”


Anyone with information is urged to call Cheshire police on 101 quoting incident number 356 of 14 September, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 08800 555 111.