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Anti-Social Motorbikes – Op Broad

Ongoing issues with motorbikes being ridden in a dangerous and illegal manner around the Knowle and Filwood area. The Officers in Charge of this priority are: PC Will Johnson-Pyatt and PCSO Mark Thomas.

This priority has been established through consultations at community meetings and resident forums. If you have any information relating to the riders or locations of these bikes then please use the ‘Contact the Team’ form at the bottom of our beat page.


  • 13 June 2024

    In June, we conducted two days of targeted action to address this local issue. The results include reporting three riders for driving otherwise in accordance of a licence, recovering two stolen motorbikes, and arresting one individual for multiple offences, including riding a stolen motorbike failing to stop for officers. In addition to responding to calls about this issue, we have more operations planned throughout the year.

  • 15 March 2024

    We continue to report offenders to court, with several upcoming cases involving offenders. Sergeant Iles has written a community impact statement to highlight to the courts the risk that offending poses to the public, as well as to the riders themselves.

  • 10 February 2024

    We have today issued 6 warning notices to drivers who have been driving vehicles in Knowle and Filwood in a manner which has caused alarm, distress or annoyance. If seen again within a twelve month period their vehicle will be seized.

  • 9 February 2024

    So far in 2024 we have had 15 positive outcomes ranging from vehicle seizures, arrests and persons being reported to court.

  • 31 December 2023

    Operation BROAD had 78 positive outcomes in Knowle and Filwood during 2023 which consisted of Arrests, Suspects charged to Court, Warnings and Vehicle Seizures.

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