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“They’re going to cause an accident – it’s dangerous what they’re doing.“If they were going a bit too fast when it’s wet they could come off and hit someone.The motorway has re-opened southbound between Northampton and Milton Keynes.Chief Inspector Henry Parsons, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to officers to please contact us.RIDERS who drive motorbikes across a Newport city footbridge are dangerous and selfish, say police.Residents are furious that these motorbike and scooter riders are increasingly being seen speeding across the bridge in the city centre.This might be the answer.” Another resident Will Black said he hoped the drivers would be “caught” by the police.
“Safety is of the utmost importance to Fed Ex, and we are cooperating fully with authorities but have no further information at this time.” Thames Valley Police said all three vehicles were travelling in the same direction, and that the minibus was believed to have come from the Nottingham area.
“If the driver thinks it’s cool or funny to drive across it he needs to think again. “I hope the guy is caught by the police.” Inspector Rob Jenkins said: “This is a dangerous and selfish criminal act and offenders will be prosecuted when they are identified.
“We will continue to monitor reports and, if necessary, seek to identify long term solutions, working closely with partners.
At the 2011 census it is the third largest city in Wales, with a city population of 145,700 and an urban population of 306,844.
The city forms part of the Cardiff-Newport metropolitan area with a population of 1,097,000.
“If anyone witnesses these offences, I would urge them to please call us on to 101 so that officers can attend.” A spokeswoman from Newport City Council said the council “condemns the misuse” of the footbridge.