Residents of a housing estate have been left fuming as gangs of dirt bikers tear up and down their area's back alleys.
Locals reckon the bikers pose a threat to pedestrians in Murston, near Sittingbourne, Kent. Some reckon it's only a matter of time before an accident happens.
CCTV footage has caught some of the bikers riding up and down the paths in groups, with residents reporting there are multiple groups riding their vehicles through the area.
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In the most recent incident caught on camera, three people can be seen riding one bike and there are two people on a second bike, reports Kent Online. Nearby locals are particularly concerned because the area used by the bikers is near the entrance to a primary school.
Resident Glenn Wheeler, 68, told the publication it "only takes someone to step out from their house at the wrong time for there to be an accident."
"There are different groups of bikers who come down the rat-run alleyway between 30 and 40mph," he added. "It’s started to get worse over the last three or four years and there seems to be no end to it and now they tear down on the pavements at least once or twice a week."
And these residents aren't the only ones fed up of bikers in their area. A video taken several years ago showed a group of riders tearing through a busy park just yards from where kids were playing in Birmingham.
Families enjoying a day out during a heatwave in the suburb of Edgbaston were disrupted after a group of blokes were caught on film driving an off-road bike through the public park. The first rider hurtled across the green space and past a group of people and someone lounging on a blanket. A second person then rode the bike back along the stretch of grass.
A 30-year-old witness, who was visiting Cannon Hill Park with his girlfriend, said the louts were a danger to the other people there. "I went there for a nice relaxing night with my girlfriend after a busy day at work. I couldn’t believe it when I saw this bike being ridden so fast through the park," he said at the time.
The witness said some of the park-goers tried to stand up to the bikers, but they couldn't be stopped.
He said: "A group of young people said something to them, questioning why they were riding in a park packed with people, but they just gave them abuse and rode off. There were about five men and they were all taking part riding the bike."
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