POLICE are hunting a motorcyclist who rode off after being stopped.

A spokesman for the force's No Excuse Team said: "While conducting speed checks, officers saw the rider of a motorcycle pass by with a defective plate.

"The rider then overtook another motorist when there was no need to and was measured at 50mph on a restricted road.

"As a result of the plate the officer had made a mental note and went to stop the rider.

"The rider initially stopped  but before the officer had a chance to speak with them about the matters, they turned and rode off.

"The keeper of the motorcycle has been identified and enquires are now being progressed to deal with offences of excess speed, displaying a non-conforming number plate and fail to stop for police."