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‘They’re going to kill somebody’ - residents and farmers speak out as off-roaders plague North Derbyshire valley

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‘They’re going to kill somebody’ - residents and farmers speak out as off-roaders plague North Derbyshire valley

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Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Derbyshire Constabulary

Residents and farmers have expressed their concerns about off-road bikers who are damaging crops and riding dangerously in North Derbyshire.

Steve Thompson, the co-owner of Moss Valley Meats, said that groups of off-road bikers have been speeding through Moss Valley, on the border between Sheffield and Derbyshire. He said the riders are damaging his crops at a time when the cost of running his business is rising.

“We’ve got motorbikes coming in groups of five or so and tearing around the place, going through and damaging our crops.

“They’re doing donuts in the middle of a ten acre field - the price of fertiliser is at £1,000 a ton, so we can’t afford to be wasting and losing crops - it’s hard enough to make a living without someone coming and ruining it.”

Steve said that it was only a matter of time before someone was seriously injured, with the riders not caring about the damage and danger they were causing.

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