Durham police officers using DNA spray
to tackle illegal bikers
A 'DNA spray
' brought in to help police tackle nuisance riders in South Tyneside still hasn't been used
' brought in to help police in South Tyneside catch nuisance riders is yet to be used.
Sergeant Ian Bosher, from Durham and Cleveland specialist operations unit, said: "We know that the illegal and antisocial use of off-road bikes is a major concern to communities across County Durham and Darlington, and I hope our investment in tools like the DNA spray
shows just how seriously we take this issue.
"Even a drop of DNA spray
will mark riders and their bikes for a long time."
Police are using various tactics, including drones and DNA spray
, which allows officers to mark riders and trace them to the bikes at a later date.
Mr Blair also has off-road bikes at his disposal while a handful of officers will be deployed with DNA spray
- initially used in a bid to catch motorcycle thieves.
POLICE are to use invisible 'DNA spray
' to crack down on anti-social and criminal motorbike riders.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We have a series of tactics to catch those involved including DNA spray
and stingers to deflate bike tyres and to disrupt the activity.
West Yorkshire Police officers are also using a DNA spray
"The officers can get up close to riders to use DNA spray
and communicate and coordinate with officers with stingers.
It only takes a tiny drop of DNA spray
to tag and identify an offender and this tactic will undoubtedly lead to more seizures and prosecutions."