Rogue cyclists face fines

CYCLISTS who ride on pavements or in the pedestrian areas of Ipswich could be slapped with a £30 fixed penalty notice, police warned today.

CYCLISTS who ride on pavements or in the pedestrian areas of Ipswich could be slapped with a £30 fixed penalty notice, police warned today.

From Monday Suffolk Constabulary will clampdown on rogue cyclists after receiving a number of complaints from members of the public about people cycling in restricted areas.

These include Westgate Street, Cornhill, Tavern Street and Carr Street between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

People caught cycling in these areas will be asked to stop by police or community support officers.

If stopped a second time then they could be handed a £30 fixed penalty notice.

Acting inspector Claire Connick, acting town centre sector commander, said: “We are taking the complaints we have received seriously and will be working with Ipswich Borough Council and the retail stores to target the problem.”

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