Halloween ride-out: 14 people charged over chaos caused in Leeds by motorbikes

Police have charged 14 people with offences linked to a Halloween 'ride out' which forced the closure of a major Leeds road.

Dozens of motorbikes and quad bikes congregated on Kirkstall Road, before a large group broke away and rode through pedestrian areas in the city centre.

The 13 men and one woman have all been charged with causing a public nuisance on October 31, 2016.

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They are due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Thursday, May 4.

Who has been charged with causing public nuisance?

David Armitage, aged 26, of Brookfield Road, Headingley

Jamie Ayres, aged 26, of Lupton Avenue, Burmantofts

Hernani Banza, aged 27, of Shafton View, Holbeck

Omar Ahmed, aged 24, of Stonegate View, Meanwood

Ashley Benson, aged 25, of Whingate Road, Armley

Michael Clough, aged 27, of Torre View, Burmantofts

Ben Colley, aged 26, of Butterbowl Road, Farnley

Dean Fawcett, aged 28, of Intake View, Middleton

Nicholas Flaherty, aged 29, of Prospect Street, Farsley

Rachel Taylor, aged 29, of Nowell Lane, Harehills

Joshua Hawley, aged 22, of Mead Grove, Colton

Dylan Lockwood, aged 23, of Torre Grove, Burmantofts

Adam Nicholson, aged 26, of Henley Terrace, Bramley

Anton Rojas, aged 26, of Skelton Avenue, Burmantofts.

Ben Colley has also been charged with driving while disqualified and without insurance, while Nicholas Flaherty faces an additional charge of perverting the course of justice.

Operation Dice

All those charged were arrested as part of Operation Dice, an investigation led by Leeds District CID following the incident.

It led to an injunction being granted to Leeds City Council, under Section 1 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which bans anyone from participating in anti-social driving of motor vehicles, including motorbikes and quad bikes, involving two or more motor vehicles in any public place in the Leeds district.

The full order, which carries a power of arrest, was granted for five years at Leeds County Court in January.

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