POLICE are hunting a gang of masked teenage motorcyclists who have been putting other road users at risk of harm.

Police were alerted to a gang of teens riding dangerously on Christchurch Road between Bournemouth Airport and Parley Cross.

They were said to have been speeding, weaving in and out of traffic and travelling along footpaths as well as trying to block other motorists between 2pm and 3pm on Monday, October 30.

They are reported to have shouted at another motorcyclist and tried to take his vehicle after blocking his path to stop him.

At 10.30pm on the same day, a group of teens abused another motorcyclist in New Road in West Parley, according to reports made to police.

They sped after the motorcyclist as they turned right at Parley Cross into Dudsbury Avenue before the rider got away.

The group is described as including two motorbikes with two riders on each bike. One of the bikes is believed to be a red Honda CB125F and the other is described as a moped.

The riders were said to be aged around 15 to 17 and were wearing balaclavas. None of them were wearing helmets and there were no numberplates on the bikes.

The rider of the red Honda is described as being of large build and both the rider and passenger were dressed all in black.

Police are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

Police Constable Joshua Gale, of Ferndown police, said: “The individuals involved in this incident have put other road users at significant risk of harm with their activities. 

“We are determined to identify those responsible so that we can deal with them appropriately and I am appealing to any witnesses or any motorists who may have captured relevant dashcam footage, to please contact us. 

“If anyone encounters similar incidents I would urge them to report it to us, if the crime is in progress please dial 999 immediately.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230172647.  

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.