POLICE responded to concerns about a nuisance motocross bike rider.

Officers from the Harwich Community Policing Team were called to the Promenade in Dovercourt on Tuesday.

They pursued the bike on foot and after catching up with the rider, he decided to abandon his bike.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "The bike has now been seized, this Evel Knievel wannabe rider will not be getting his bike back.

"Thank you to the community for reporting in this incident."