A BRAVE councillor received a nasty reprisal after snapping a motorbike yob.
But Clr Ken Smith is determined to continue taking antisocial riders off the streets.
Clr Smith’s car was damaged when a thug on a motorcycle hurled a rock at the vehicle after pursuing Clr Smith at speed on Long Hill Road, Brackenhall.
But the Ashbrow councillor refused to be intimidated, turned his car around and chased the bike bandit towards Bradley Boulevard.
The incident happened last Friday at around 2pm after Clr Smith had photographed flytippers at Fartown Green.
Clr Smith, who has fought against nuisance riders for almost four years, turned his lens on a biker riding along Oxley Road without a helmet or number plate.
But as he took the picture the rider dismounted, picked up a rock and chased the councillor.
Ken, who chairs Ashbrow Neighbourhood Management Group, says the organisation and the police help remove two or three illegal bikes from the street each week.
Clr Smith said: “Usually, when you take their photo they disappear and leave people in peace for a couple of hours.
“But this goes to show it’s not just joyriders; some of them are dangerous criminals.
“It was an attempt to intimidate me but I’m not scared of these people and I will continue my campaign.
“We can’t let these people take over the street and make people’s lives miserable.
“Lots of people complain about the danger of these bikes, especially when they ride on the pavement.
“A lot of these bikes are stolen so it leads to other crime like burglary.
“In one week, we took three bikes off the street, so they’re not getting away with it.”
Police are investigating the incident.