Police calling for help to identify dangerous motorcycle rider

Police are seeking public assistance to help identify a motorcycle rider who was seen riding dangerously, with a child on board, in Newnham on Tuesday.

Launceston officers attempted to intercept the motorcycle on Mallard Place shortly before 12pm, but the rider failed to stop for police and evaded at high speed towards Mowbray.

Police did not pursue the rider, but other officers saw the motorcycle a short time later and captured the attached image, to try and identify the person.

Acting Inspector Andrew Hanson from Launceston Uniform said most of the community would find the image confronting.

“For most people, particularly parents, this image would be confronting,” he said.

“Seeing an example of such a deliberately reckless and negligent act which places an innocent child at risk is beyond belief.”

“As police, we work hard to keep our roads safe across the state but unfortunately examples like this highlight what we are sometimes up against.”

“Road safety is a community issue, and Tasmania Police are always seeking support from members of the public.”

“In this instance, Launceston Police would greatly appreciate information from the public to help identify this offender, so we can arrest him, and help protect this child.”

Information can be provided to police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.