Police issue warning to motorists after vehicles driven in anti-social manner on Valley moorland

Careless motorists who are illegally driving across Ribble Valley moorland are being warned that their vehicles will be seized.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:30 pm

The warning has been issued by PCSO Hayes and PC Chew, of Ribble Valley Police, after reports of vehicles being driven off road illegally.

In a Facebook post, they said: "We have recently received reports of vehicles being driven off-road illegally in the Ribble Valley, particularly on the Green Lane between Chipping and Dinkling Green and on the Salter Fell track.

"This has had a detrimental effect on the moorland and common land that the vehicles have covered, with damage to certain areas being clearly visible, presenting landowners with increased maintenance costs.

PCSO Hayes and PC Chew are investigating complaints about the anti-social driving

"Driving vehicles on Green Lanes is legal, however, some are venturing onto open fell and moorland, which is not permitted, and those who ignore these warnings risk having their vehicles seized."