The following report appears in the Doncaster Free Press on-line following persistent damage to grass in the park by a quad bike rider.
A masked quad bike rider who caused “huge” damage after rampaging through a Doncaster beauty spot is being hunted.
Mobile phone footage of the biker giving a one-finger salute and shouting abuse before tearing up football pitches at Sandall Park has emerged.
And now the volunteer group which helps care for the park has issued a plea in tracking down the yob in a bid to prevent a repeat.
Don Crabtree of Friends of Sandall Park said: “These quad bike problems go in phases.
“This latest one has caused a huge amount of damage to the park. He needs to be stopped before he injures someone.
“It is just a matter of time before someone, a child or a pet is knocked over and injured.”
The footage was captured on the morning of February 5 by a visitor to the park and copies of the film have now been sent to Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Police as well as the Free Press.
The royal blue quad bike was initially spotted coming across the football field from Clay Lane and drove past at speed before heading towards the old golf course.
The visitor, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: The quad started doing doughnuts on the grassed area before entering the old golf course.
“I could see through the gap in the hedge that the vehicle was doing doughnuts around the old golf course and ripping up the grass.”
Shortly afterwards, the bike, which has the words Quadzilla Power on the side of it, came back through the park along the footpath at speed, again tearing up football fields before exiting the park towards Clay Lane.
Added Mr Crabtree: “The aim of the Friends of Sandall Park is to make the park safe for everyone.
Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers, the police or ourselves in confidence.
A video of the whole incident can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.