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PSNI warning after scrambler seized in Armagh

Published 25/07/2016

The scrambler seized in Armagh. Pic: PSNI
The scrambler seized in Armagh. Pic: PSNI

Police have issued a further warning after they seized a scrambler in Armagh.

Officers were on foot patrol on Saturday when they came across the scrambler riding around the green area in Drumellan.

It was seized for no insurance.

Posting on the PSNI Armagh Facebook page officers said: "We are appealing again to parents not to purchasing these scramblers if you do not have anywhere to use them. Using them on the green areas, or the black paths is illegal and the consequences of riding these motorcycles in public places have been highlighted recently in Belfast."

The warning comes as the funeral was held for a mother-of-three who died after she was hit by a scrambler in a west Belfast park.

Valerie Armstrong (35) had been at Colin Glen Park walking her dog when she was mown down by a high-speed scrambler at 5.45pm last Tuesday.

Mourners who gathered at the Church of the Nativity in Poleglass on Monday were told that her death "could have been avoided and should have been avoided".

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