A QUAD bike has been seized from a Glasgow teenager who police say "thought he could ride like Evel Knievel".

Officers swooped to Parkhead on Saturday afternoon after receiving reports of the 14-year-old boy racing the motor on Westmuir Street. 

The illegal vehicle was subsequently confiscated from the teenager after he allegedly struck a pedestrian. 

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A Police Scotland statement reads: "The Mini Moto bike below was seized from a 14-year-old boy in Westmuir Street on Saturday who thought he could ride like Evel Knievel and allegedly struck a pedestrian who thankfully was unhurt.

"In reality, these bikes are dangerous when driven by inexperienced and unlicensed persons."

Robert Craig Knievel -professionally known as Evel Knievel - was an American stunt performer and entertainer.

Over the course of his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps.