‘DANGEROUS’ unregistered electric motorcycles have been spotted at local beauty spots sparking an urgent warning from police.

Officers say they have received reports of the bikes – which don't have pedals - being used on the grounds of Balloch Park, Cameron House, and the length of the River Leven cycle track from Balloch to Renton.

The motorcycles run on powerful batteries and can travel more than 45mph.

Police said riding these bikes poses a “significant risk of harm” to the rider and members of the public.

As they are electric they can be almost silent therefore approaching and overtaking people from behind at speed, particularly on the cycle track is dangerous.

The electric motorcycles require to be fully registered. Once this is complete the rider must have a full driver’s licence and insurance policy covering that particular bike.

It must also be taxed.

If these measures are not in place, cops said the only place where the motorcycles can be used legally is on private land with the landowner’s permission.

Anyone with any information regarding the unregistered bikes is urged to contact police via 101.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to the community policing team at ArgyllDunbartonshireCPTAlexandria@scotland.police.uk.