Eleven people will receive Notices of Intended Prosecution for motoring offences at a ride out event earlier this month.
The eight men aged 18 to 41, two 16-year-old boys, and a 31-year-old woman have been identified as committing motoring offences at the event involving a large group of bikes and other vehicles travelling between Barry and Cardiff on Saturday, June 10.
Some of those involved drove in a manner that exposed road users and pedestrians to risk.
This is an ongoing proactive investigation which so far includes:
23 vehicles including 11 quad bikes and two all-terrain vehicles being seized from a unit in Wilson Road, Ely on Friday, June 16. They continue to be examined.
Two men, aged 28 and 41, arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and other offences, are on police bail pending further enquiries.
Notices of Intended Prosecution (NIP) being sent to three further people to confirm who was using their vehicle at the time of offences committed at the event.
South Wales Police is committed to keeping the community safe. Every road user has a duty to abide by road traffic legislation.
Anyone who has any CCTV, mobile phone or dashcam footage which will help our investigation into motoring offences committed during the event can be submitted online via a public portal:
Alternatively, contact us by one of the following means quoting occurrence: 2300189926.
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A Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) is a notice issued by the police that informs an individual that they intend to prosecute them for a motoring offence. Under s1 Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988, a Notice of Intended Prosecution must be issued to the driver or registered keeper of a vehicle identified as having been involved in a motoring offence. Offences for which a notice must ordinarily be served include speeding, contravening a traffic signal for example a red light, careless driving, dangerous driving or using a mobile phone whilst driving.
The purpose of the NIP is to ensure that sufficient notice is given to the registered keeper or the driver of the vehicle that they could be prosecuted whilst events are still fresh in their mind. This process is designed to ensure that the driver is not unfairly prejudiced in the event the matter progresses to Court.