Appeal to identify bikers after crops damaged and women allegedly assaulted in Ramsden Heath

Police are appealing for information after four motorcyclists entered private land and caused £3,000 worth of damage to crops.

The riders, who were on motocross bikes, were spotted in Meepshole Wood, in Ramsden Heath, shortly before 2.15pm on Sunday February 7.

When they were challenged by the landowners – a woman aged in her 60s and a woman aged in her 30s – an argument ensued during which the victims reported being assaulted by the riders.

The group then fled the scene.

One teenager will be attending a voluntary interview. Pictures of two people police would still like to speak to have been re released.

Investigating officer PC Rosie Finnis said: “This incident was a senseless attack on two women protecting their livelihood.

“This sort of activity has huge implications for those in the agriculture industry and costs them thousands of pounds in earnings.

“I would appeal for any information to help identify the people pictured.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information on it should submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call us 101 quoting reference 42/21997/21.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org

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Mick Ferris

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