A VIDEO has been released showing anti-social bikers riding through the centre of town, with the balaclava-wearing youths popping wheelies next to the Warrington River of Life memorial.

Warrington Police released the footage after announcing multiple arrests as part of a police raid.

Cheshire Police officers found a range of weapons, cannabis plants, and a dozen vehicles following the raid.

Cheshire Police officers conducted a warrant in Latchford as part of ongoing efforts to tackle the anti-social riding of off-road bikes in pedestrian areas.

Operation Hard Hit was launched earlier this year in response to multiple reports from residents of off-road bikes being ridden by people without helmets in pedestrian areas, and actively evading law enforcement on electric motorbikes.

The initiative was designed to curb future irresponsible riding in the area, with officers working proactively to dismantle groups intent on causing anti-social behaviour and endangering themselves and pedestrians.

See the shocking video below – which shows the riders popping wheelies next to the memorial set up in the aftermath of the Warrington bombing.

During their raid, Cheshire Police confiscated 17 cannabis plants, weapons – including machetes, crossbows, and batons – power tools, cash, designer clothing, and perfume.

A 16-year-old boy, 18-year-old woman, 34-year-old woman, and 35-year-old man were subsequently arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs, theft of motor vehicles, handling stolen goods – in the form of motorbikes and power tools – money laundering and the cultivation of cannabis.

The 16-year-old boy was further arrested on suspicion of 16 counts of dangerous driving.

Read the full story of the raid and arrests here: Weapons, cannabis and bikes seized as teens arrested in police raid