18-year old motor scooter rider fined £450

Published: Wednesday, 15th March 2017

18-year-old Daniel Buckley of Harold Hill has been convicted of seven offences relating to riding a motor scooter in Havering parks.

On Friday 10 March, Mr Buckley pleaded guilty to all offences at Barkingside Magistrates court.

Mr Buckley received fines and costs that amounted to £450; he also received six penalty points on his licence and has been disqualified from driving for 12months.

Mr Buckley was also issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO). The penalty for breaching the Order is imprisonment, a fine or both.

He was caught riding a motorised scooter in Harold Wood Park and Painsbrook Open Space.

Councillor Osman Dervish, Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services & Community Safety, said:

“It’s crucial that we tackle such offences to ensure our parks are kept safe, and that others are made aware of the consequences of riding motorised vehicles in our parks and open spaces. 

“We have a Parks Protection team and our dedicated constables work hard to keep our parks safe, we will not tolerate such criminal behaviour in our parks and will continue to convict those who breach the law in this way.”