PATROLS will be increased in South Cerney following reports of balaclava-clad bikers.

Police officers have received several reports over the last few weeks of two males wearing black balaclavas riding on scrambler bikes around the South Cerney area in an antisocial manner.

The bikers have been spotted riding without helmets, with no lights on and no registration plates on their bikes on numerous occasions from 4pm onwards. 

In response, local officers have said they will be increasing patrols in the area to reassure residents.

Police officers would like to hear from anyone who has spotted these bikers.

Information can be provided to the police by completing an online form on Gloucestershire police's website quoting incident number 94 of December 31.

Further incidents of antisocial behaviour can be reported online here. 

The information comes from a community alert - police are unable to accept reports of crime through Neighbourhood Alerts.