BOY racers in Bromsgrove are being told to obey the law or their bikes will be crushed.

Police in Bromsgrove are stressing they are tackling the issue of boy racers on off-road bikes, with operations being carried out in the area.

Several reports have been called in to police recently, in particular regarding off-road motorbikes on the Lickey Hills.

It follows concerns from residents in other areas of the town such as Charford and Rock Hill.

A police spokesman said: "Riding off-road motorbikes can be a popular pastime.

"However, these vehicles can also be used in a dangerous, noisy and anti-social way, generating lots of complaints to police. This can result in prosecution for the rider and in some cases the parents, who are held accountable for the actions of their children."

They added: "It is illegal to ride any motorbike in public open spaces such as parks, play areas and on pavements.

"You can only ride an off-road motorbike legally if it is on private land and you have the land owner's permission. Land owned by the local council is not classed as private land.

"To reduce harm to individuals and communities police operations may be carried out in your area with illegally used off-road motorcycles being seized and crushed."