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Kyran Hodges from Swanscombe was given an ASBO at Dartford Magistrates' Court
A SWANSCOMBE man has been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order banning him from causing a nuisance by riding motorcycles illegally.
Kyran Hodges, of Irving Walk, was warned by Kent Police on 16 separate occasions between 2007 and last year but persistently rode illegal bikes on and off road, in public parks and Swanscombe Heritage Park.
The 20-year-old was reported for careless driving, no insurance, driving otherwise than in accordance with a drivers licence, and riding a motorcycle without a helmet.
He pleaded guilty to all offences on November 17 last year at Dartford Magistrates' Court and was sentenced on April 4.
Hodges was handed an ASBO, which is in force for two years until April 4 2014.
PC Martin Reynolds, from the Dartford District Community Team, said: "The order will help us deal robustly with Mr Hodges and the nuisance caused by illegal motorcycling and sends a clear message to others that this is dangerous and unacceptable."
He added: "In July 2008, Hodges was involved in an incident on National Grid land in Swanscombe where he had a head-on collision with another person using an off road bike illegally, and it nearly cost him his life.
"Both parties were air lifted to hospital with serious injuries and substantial cost to the tax payers. Only a few weeks after his recovery, Hodges was back out on motorbikes, and often said to police that there was nothing anyone could do to stop him riding.
"Clearly this order sends a message that the authorities can take action, and if he decides to breach his ASBO then he will likely receive a prison sentence."
Hodges is prohibited from:
1. To ride, push, or be carried upon any non road legal motorcycle or quad bike on any road, footpath, bridleway, or any other public or private land without the landowner's consent;
2. To use, ride or be carried on any vehicle being used in an antisocial manner;
3. To associate or engage with any other person who is at the material time involved in activities described in part one.