A MOTOCROSS bike “narrowly missed” a police patrol car on Tuesday before police made the decision not to pursue the rider. 

A black motocross bike was riding with no registration plates in Champtoceaux Avenue in Verwood on Tuesday evening, March 7, and the rider was ordered by police to stop. 

The rider then reportedly took “evasive action” into Field Place housing estate, after which police officers then located the rider behind hiding behind a hedge. 

Officers say the rider then rode past the patrol car, narrowly missing it.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police’s rural crime team said they did not catch the bike due to the “significant danger” they would be placed in. 

Salisbury Journal: Champtoceaux Ave, VerwoodChamptoceaux Ave, Verwood (Image: Google Maps)

The spokesperson said: “Last night whilst on targeted patrols, we came across a black motocross bike with no registration plates travelling along Champtoceaux Avenue, Verwood.  

“The rider was given the direction to stop, at which time they took evasive action into the housing estate of Field Place.  

“Whilst searching the estate, the rider was quickly located behind a hedge. The rider then rode past officers, narrowly missing their patrol car.  

“The decision was made not to pursue the rider due to the significant danger this would place them in.  

“The black motocross bike had no stickers or markings, however, is very distinctive. We would be keen to hear from anyone who might know who this rider is.  

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at https://crowd.in/sCmnVP or by calling 101, quoting occurrence 55230036507.”