Yorkshire motorcycle clubs step in to protect flood-hit homes from looting

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Published on 4 January 2016 by Gill

Bikers are doing their bit to help the victims of recent floods that have devastated homes and businesses across large parts of the UK.

Recent storms have brought record rainfall to northern England and Scotland, ruining thousands of properties and leaving residents to salvage what belongings they have.

Helping them to do this in Yorkshire are motorcyclists in the CalderdaleValleys region near Bradford. Clubs are carrying out evening patrols of HebdenBridge and Mytholmroyd, sometimes as late as 1am, to deter looters from taking belongings left outside of homes.

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Dave Cariss of The Drifters MCC told The Guardian: “We saw people post on Facebook that they were trying to deter looters, and I thought who better to do that but 20-30 burly bikers.

“We are not there to hurt anybody. We are not there to scare anybody. We are just there as a presence to deter people who are trying to take what’s not theirs.”

Other clubs to help include Pyratz MCC, Broken Bones MCC and Nuntii Mortis MCC. Their patrols have received the blessing of the local police force.

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