Police hunt for masked motorbiker seen doing wheelies with a ‘four-year-old’ sat on his lap

COPS are hunting a masked rider who popped wheelies on a motorbike with a young child perched on the fuel tank.

The reckless driver was captured on CCTV in Salford yesterday as part of a group of people on off-road bikes.

He was seen wearing a balaclava as the youngster, who looked around four years old, clung on tightly to the handlebars.

A horrified passer-by called cops after spotting the man speeding and pulling wheelies while the tot sat on the fuel tank.

Police are now hunting the driver after he fled the scene before they arrived at around 3pm yesterday.

PC Steve Williams, from GMP’s Salford division, said: “Although you can’t see the men’s faces, I’m hoping someone might recognise the bikes or know who is behind the mask. So please take a long look at the images.

“Their actions were brazen and reckless, not only putting themselves and other road users in danger but they also put a young child at risk.

Anything could have happened and ultimately this could have had devastating consequences, not to mention we understand the concerns the use of off-road bikes raise in communities.

We are desperate to stop this happening again and find those responsible. Please, if you know anything, get in touch with police immediately.”

Anyone with information has been asked to call police on 0161 856 2863 quoting incident number 1135 of 1 March 2019 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111