Watch the moment show-off motorcyclist taunts police by shamelessly pulling wheelies in front of their patrol car while riding without a helmet on dual carriageway
- Motorcyclist taunted police by pulling wheelies by patrol car on A64 York Road
A show-off motorcyclist taunted police by shamelessly pulling wheelies in front of their patrol car while riding without a helmet on a busy dual carriageway.
The rider was caught on camera waving at the cops behind him as he weaved about in front of the vehicle in Leeds.
The frustrated police officers appear to make no effort to stop the biker’s dangerous antics as he repeatedly gets into the kneeling position on the saddle and vanishes into the traffic.
Footage of the incident has been widely shared on social media. The clip has caused widespread anger among those who do not understand why officers did not attempt to intervene.
A show-off motorcyclist taunted police by shamelessly pulling wheelies in front of their patrol car while riding without a helmet on a busy dual carriageway
The rider, hiding behind a ski mask, was caught on camera as he seemingly put on a show for the other drivers on the A64 York Road
Two young men travelling in the car behind the driver filmed him as he seemingly puts on a show. The group is heard laughing at the officers.
One asks: ‘Why aren’t they doing nowt.’
The other replies: ‘They can’t do owt. It is not a traffic copper.’
Then the first cries out: ‘Look at him. Look at him waving at the coppers, man’ as the biker takes one hand off the handlebars, then the other, to wave.
The biker then draws alongside the police car and not only pulls another wheelie but straddles the machine so he is kneeling on the saddle.
He then goads the police even more by gesturing towards the patrol car crew.
The filmers burst into hysterical laughter just before the police car turns off at the next junction.
‘This is classic,’ one yelled as they continue to film on the A64 York Road through the inner ring road, leading onto the A58(M).
The rider makes beckoning gestures to the police car as he continues to roar alongside.
The filmers then make an offensive racist comment about the rider’s ethnicity and chant: ‘He is taking the p**s’ before boo-ing the police car as it turns off.
The motorcyclist continued along the A64, still pulling wheelies. The men howl: ‘He is high as a kite.’
The rider waved at the cops behind him as he weaved about in front of the vehicle in Leeds
The biker and the filmers exchanged a thumbs-up as he performed a long wheelie before again getting into kneeling position on the saddle and vanishing into the traffic
The biker then draws alongside the police car and not only pulls another wheelie but straddles the machine so he is kneeling on the saddle
The biker and the filmers exchanged a thumbs-up as he performed a long wheelie before again getting into kneeling position on the saddle and vanishing into the traffic.
West Yorkshire Police said today: ‘The pursuit of motorbikes is permitted in West Yorkshire only by officers trained to the required level in a suitable vehicle.
‘Any potential pursuit situation must be appropriately assessed with full consideration given to the safety of members of the public, the officers involved and the rider of the motorbike.
‘We are still looking into the circumstances of this incident, but we have been able to establish that the officer involved had activated body-worn video to capture footage of the suspect and the manner of driving, before making a deliberate tactical decision to deviate from their route to de-escalate the risks around a situation involving a rider who was clearly already driving dangerously and had a high probability that he would fail to stop.
‘We are aware of the level of public concern that motorbike-related crime and anti-social behaviour causes in our communities and continue to target the issue through a range of proactive operations, alongside our partner agencies.
‘We are carrying out enquiries to identify the rider involved in this incident and would ask that anyone who recognises him or who has any information that could assist contact officers via 101 quoting reference 13230173212 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.’
Like many police forces, West Yorkshire allows ordinary police cars to start following law-breakers. But they are then supposed to contact control to allow more highly trained drivers, usually traffic cops, to take over the pursuit.
The policy also states: ‘It is recognised that police pursuits are a potentially dangerous activity for all the parties involved.
‘However, this must be balanced against the need to apprehend offenders and prevent crime.
‘Only officers who are currently trained and authorised in Initial Phase or Tactical Phase Pursuits must actively participate in a pursuit.’
Some angered citizens took to social media, apparently concerned that the officers permitted the motorcyclist’s lawlessness.
‘This just show’s how useless the police have become… Then they moan when people take justice into there own hands,’ was one of many similar comments.
Others understood the police’s position but did not agree with law-breakers getting off free.
The frustrated police officers appear to make no effort to stop the biker’s dangerous antics as he repeatedly gets into the kneeling position on the saddle and vanishes into the traffic
Officers in beat cars are not allowed to pursue, particularly motor bikes in case the poor disadvantaged darling falls off and hurts himself.
‘Police aren’t allowed to chase are they especially if no helmet on? – ridiculous.’
However, police chiefs have always made clear that no wearing a helmet does not guarantee immunity to antisocial riders.
It just makes it more important to balance the risks of a pursuit, since helmet-less riders are more likely to sustain serious injury.
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