It comes after police were called to North Reddish Park in Stockport following reports that a 17-year old boy had received serious injuries after riding a scooter in an antisocial manner on the park’s football pitch.

The incident was reported to police at approximately 3pm on Sunday 14 September and the teenager had to be airlifted to hospital for treatment.

Sergeant Lorna Crowe-Moore from Stockport North Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “What has happened to this rider is unfortunate and we would like to wish them a speedy recovery.

“This incident highlights the importance of riding such transport safely and with the interest of those people in and around the surrounding area in mind. What riders don’t often realise is that they could face unknown hazards such as potholes, which puts them and others in danger.

“We are also aware that off-road bikes such as mini-motos are used in a dangerous, noisy and illegal way and this can affect the quality of life for local residents and their safety.

“They are illegal to ride on private land without permission of the landowner. It is also illegal to ride them in public open spaces such as parks, play areas and pavements.

“Off-road bikes that are being ridden antisocially or illegally without tax and/or insurance could be seized and crushed by police.”

If you have information about anyone who may be committing crime in your area, please call police on 101 or for more information visit gmp.police.uk .

You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.