Corby’s off-road rider behind bars scores major hit for illegal bike cops

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A repeat offender who was a prime target in the Corby Police dirt bike crackdown is behind bars.

Ryan David Corr has been jailed for ten and a half months after he was caught illegally cycling down Beanfield Avenue on March 22 by Operation Pacify officers.

It is the first conviction for the operation which has seen the Corby Neighborhood Police team relentlessly target those responsible for dangerous driving in the town.

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Earlier this month, journalists from the Northants Telegraph spent an afternoon with the team who have been working on the operation since March when locals told them it was one of their priorities for the coming months.

Corr, 27, was on the bike uninsured, without a helmet and driving while disqualified.

He pleaded guilty to the offenses at a Northampton magistrates hearing last week

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While there, he also admitted to a catalog of other offences, including driving a black Peugeot in Barnard on January 30 while disqualified and uninsured.

He admitted failing to attend an unpaid work session imposed for a previous court appearance and breaching a community order.

He also breached a suspended sentence handed down by the court in July 2021 for leaving Corby forecourts without paying for his fuel five times in two days. The four-week suspended sentence given to him for these offenses was activated and added to his new prison sentence.

In total, he was sentenced to 43 weeks behind bars.

PC Mark Walker, who runs Operation Pacify, said: ‘He is the first to appear in court following Operation Pacify.

“The public support has been overwhelming.

“Dangerous bikes are reported daily and although we know we won’t get them all, we will be persistent and relentless and give it a bloody blow with the resources we have.”

In 2020 he was jailed for six months for illegally riding a motocross bike in Harlech while disqualified.

And in 2019 he was jailed for burgling a unit at Barnwell Marina in Oundle just before Christmas and stealing boxes of toys. He was imprisoned for 18 weeks.

Since Operation Pacify began in March, officers have:

– Reported nine people for driving offenses

– Charged three people for driving while disqualified.

– Issued three Section 59 warnings.

– Received over 100 emails from the community giving information about motorcycle nuisances that were addressed.

– I seized eight cars for having no insurance.

PC Walker is now seeking specific information from anyone who can tell them where these illegal bikes are kept, stored or traded. People can email him in the strictest confidence at [email protected]

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