Two police forces and the Ministry of Defence are working together to identify and prosecute people who have been seen riding motorcycles illegally on MOD land.
Whitehill Safer Neighbourhoods Team is working closely with the MOD Police, Landmarc, the MOD estate management team and the training marshals to locate those committing offences by riding on the MOD land. The MOD is using mobile CCTV to film the bikers and then the footage is handed to the police who then work to identify the riders.
People riding motorbikes off-road and without the land owner's permission are committing an offence under section 34 of the Road Traffic Act. They are also liable to receive a warning under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act which states that if the driver uses any vehicle in an anti-social manner within the next 12 months, that vehicle may be seized.
In addition, police are working with Natural England as those riding that cause damage to Sites of Special Scientific Interest, many of the MOD training areas are classed as SSSI, could be prosecuted and receive a fine of £20,000.
So far six men aged 17 to 23 have been identified for riding illegally on MOD land in the Bordon area, and have been reported for summons.
Police Community Support Officer John Terry, said: "Bordon is lucky to have plenty of open spaces and accessible MOD training areas which can be enjoyed by the community when they are not being used for military training.
"Unfortunately a number of people have been riding off road motorbikes and quad bikes, causing damage to the land and endangering both the military who train there and members of the public who are enjoying these areas.
"Most of these people are riding without a license, without helmets and without much common sense. On Thursday August 16, a German Shepherd dog was being walked on a lead on MOD land in the Aldershot area, when it was reported that it was hit and killed by an off-road motorbike being driven illegally. This matter is currently under investigation by the MOD Police.
"The mobile CCTV cameras will help us catch people in the act and provide us with valuable evidence that we can put before the courts. I would urge anyone thinking about riding their motorbikes or quad bikes illegally to seriously reconsider. These people are posing a danger to themselves and other people, and we are determined to identify and prosecute anyone caught partaking in this sort of criminal activity."
Anyone with any information on the identity of the motorcyclist involved in the collision with the dog should contact the MOD Police on 01371 854444 and quote incident number 64 of August 16.