Cops slammed for seizing 2-year-olds quad bike and towing it away on huge truck

Cops have sparked a huge debate and been slammed as “a joke” after they seized a quad bike from a two-year-old.

The officers from Staffordshire Police have faced criticism for their decision to take the vehicle from the young kid under Section 165 of The Road Traffic Act.

A picture shows the mini red bike being loaded onto a recovery truck after it was seized in Stoke-On-Trent.

The toy vehicle, which was also being ridden by a six-year-old, was snatched in Tunstall Park on Thursday, April 21.

But the decision has triggered much ridicule amongst the local community, reports Stoke-on-Trent Live.

One bemused resident, Ian Swift fumed: "Are you having a laugh?

“I saw these in Tunstall on this quad and it barely went faster than I can walk. Staffordshire Police need to get a grip instead of making themselves look a joke."

Another added: "How ridiculous, like they've not got anything else to be doing.

“You ring 999 and it takes them three hours to come out. Now we know they're too busy taking quads from two-year-olds."

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Whilst a third person pointed out: "They could have just said 'sorry that's not allowed here, please take it home but here is a list of places you can use it'.

“Ridiculous, if you ask me."

But others have rushed to defend the police and argued if they hadn’t taken the quad it could have caused a dangerous crash.

Jason Clarke said: "It's illegal – it's that simple.

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“I'm sorry, if a parent thinks a petrol quad bike is suitable for a two-year-old then you need to take a serious look at yourself and maybe learn what responsible parenting is."

Someone else backing the cop’s corner wrote: "If the two-year-old on the quad had collided with another child in Tunstall Park then everyone would be moaning that the police weren’t there to stop kids riding round on quad bikes."

Officers didn’t confirm if the two kids were on their own but have since said further enquiries are underway with local schools and they’ve informed “appropriate agencies”.

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