POLICE are challenging a motorcyclist to get in touch with them if he wants his mobile phone and jacket back, after officers retrieved the items from a Radnorshire beauty spot.

The brown body warmer/gillet type item of clothing, as well as a mobile phone, were recovered in the Radnor Forest area of Powys on Sunday, February 21.

The owner was illegally riding a motorbike in the area, as well as ignoring lockdown rules, and Dyfed Powys Police say they are keen to “have a chat” with the rider and reunite him with his belongings.

Radnorshire Police tweeted on Monday: “If the person illegally riding a motorcycle in the Radnor Forest on Sun 21 Feb would like his phone and jacket back, contact Llandrindod wells police station on 101 and we will have a chat. #StayHomeSaveLives.”

Illegal off-roading and persistent flouting of lockdown restrictions have been commonplace over the last few months in Powys – with scores of people regularly turned away from beauty spots such as Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons.

Earlier this month, Dyfed Powys Police said they had added Llaneglwys forest, near Erwood, to their regular patrols in a bid to alleviate the problem of illegal off-road bikers.

Brecon officers were out on Sunday, February 14, talking with and providing advice to local forestry managers about the problem. Police have warned bike owners that their vehicles will be taken off them if they’re caught on forestry land.

On Saturday, February 13, the force reported that a minibus driver had brought 10 passengers from Cheltenham to the Brecon Beacons – the driver making a journey of more than an hour and a half, or 79 miles.