A SPECIALIST police unit patrolled North Glasgow streets this weekend in a bid to crackdown on speeding quad bikes. 

Officers in off-road bikes visited some of the speeding hot spots in a bid to catch those on quad and trail bikes racing in streets and open spaces.

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Glasgow Times:

We previously reported how the specialist Divisional Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) was deployed to target crime hotspots across the city with officers reporting a drop in crime in three-quarters of the key zones they attend. It is understood they were requested by the North Glasgow sub-division to tackle the escalating problem.

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A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Officers from DVRU carried out some proactive patrols in our sub division over the weekend. 

"Anti social use of off-road bikes and quads will be dealt with robustly and items seized."