Warnings have been issued to anti-social off-road bikers in Gravesend after concerns were raised by the public.

Over the weekend, officers reprimanded seven people seen riding bikes in an “inappropriate manner” near Mark Lane and Woodlands Lane.

The warnings mean that if they are found re-offending within the next year, they risk having their bikes seized.

On May 16, police also arrested a 27-year-old man from Swanscombe on suspicion of making off without paying for fuel from a petrol station in Milton Road, Gravesend.

He was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a stolen moped and driving without insurance. He has since been released, pending further enquiries, which include efforts to identify the moped’s owner.

A second bike was seized in Canal Street, Higham, on May 17. The vehicle is believed to have been stolen from an address in Gravesend in March.

Inspector Craig West, from Kent Police’s Gravesham Community Safety Unit, said: "A very small minority of people choose to take part in anti-social behaviour but their actions have a disproportionate impact on the wider community.

"Such behaviour is unacceptable and we are committed to targeting those who choose to become a nuisance to other people.

"It is really important that anyone affected by anti-social behaviour makes their concerns known to us so we can build an accurate picture on the issue and target suspects.

"Please report your concerns to us via our website, or by calling 101. In the event of an emergency, call 999."