A teenager in Paisley has had his dirt bike seized by police this week.

Officers took action yesterday after receiving reports that the 14-year-old had been riding the bike in an 'anti-social and dangerous' manner.

It has been said that the youth's behaviour caused 'untold misery' to local residents.

Following the incident, the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Police Division has urged members of the public to familiarise themselves with laws surrounding off-road bike usage.

A Police spokesperson said: "It is an offence to ride an off-road bike like this in a public park or other types of common land, footpaths and bridleways.

"It is also an offence to ride an unregistered off-road bike on a road or other public place. To ride on private land you should ask the permission of the landowner.

"If you need advice on where it is safe and lawful to use an off-road bike please contact us on 101."