Newham and Barking and Dagenham men arrested over motorbike ‘ride out’

Ilford High Road is closed Picture: Met Police

Ilford High Road is closed Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Five bikers from east London have been arrested in connection with an unauthorised ‘ride out’ on Sunday.

Police officers launched a planned operation to deal with disorder and anti-social behaviour caused by large groups of motorcyclists in Essex and Romford.

A 21-year-old man from Beckton was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving, dangerous driving, driving other than in accordance with a licence, driving without insurance, theft of a motor vehicle and conspiracy to cause a public nuisance. He has been released under investigation.

A 21-year-old man from Dagenham arrested on suspicion of drug-driving was released under investigation.

A 20-year-old man from Plaistow arrested on theft of a motor vehicle, making off without payment, possession of an offensive weapon and going equipped for theft. He was released under investigation.

An 18-year-old man from Barking was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, making off without payment, possession of an offensive weapon and going equipped for theft. He was released under investigation.

A 30-year-old man from North Woolwich, who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance, was released without charge and faces no further action.