Almost 30 suspects now charged over illegal ‘ride out’

West Midlands Police has charged 10 more men over a lawless ‘Ride Out’ event that saw off-road bikers run amok on the region’s roads.

The group, aged between 20 and 33-years-old, have all been charged with causing public nuisance in June 2016 and appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday.

It brings the total number charged over the gathering to 29 as the force takes a tough stance against bikers accused of taking over public roads, riding recklessly, pulling stunts and intimidating other road users. The men charged are:

•    Brothers Geordie (27) and Keanu West (21) from Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield 
•    Jermaine Saa, a 27-year-old from Marksbury Close, Wolverhampton 
•    Robert Roye, a 25-year-old from Livingstone Road, Handsworth
•    Jordan Harris, a 20-year-old Rilstone Road, Quinton
•    Ethan Nerwall, a 20-year-old from Beauchamp Ave, Handsworth
•    Ryan Pointon, a 26-year-old from Oak Road, Oldbury
•    Ryan Wilson, a 24-year-old from Uttoxeter 
•    Matthew Sidwell, a 29-year-old formerly of Redfern Close Chelmsley 
•    and 33-year-old John Murphy from Beechdene Grove in Erdington

It’s alleged the men were among a large group of lout bikers who took part in an illegal bike rally across Birmingham during a five-hour rampage on 26 June 2016. They have all been charged with causing public nuisance – an offence which can carry a significant prison sentence.

A total of 53 people, including those charged, have been arrested by West Midlands Police on suspicion of being involved in illegal Ride Out events. The rest remain on police bail awaiting a charging decision from the CPS. 

Anyone with information on illegal, anti-social off-road biking – or who has photos or video of offenders in the street or in public spaces – is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101 so officers can take action.


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