POLICE have tweeted they have seized bikes from young men who were nearly hit by a bus.

West Mercia Specials say they took the four bikes off the lads, as they were "nearly hit by a bus, by their dangerous behaviour".

The police say the bikes were seized in line with ASB legislation on Saturday in the city centre, and tweeted cyclists should #cyclesafe.

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In recent weeks the Worcester News has reported on teenagers pulling wheelies on city roads, in a new craze that is understood to have originated from America.

Readers have complained that the behaviour was a growing issue in the city that could lead to someone being seriously hurt, but the young cyclists defended the act saying it was a just a hobby, and they were not causing a nuisance.