A banned biker has admitted to a spate of dangerous driving – including carrying out a series of “wheelies” in Aberdeen city centre.
Liam Gibson, 20, embarked on the four-day spree which included him driving through red lights, driving at speed in the city centre, causing a pedestrian to move out of his way and “circling” a box junction.
Fiscal Depute Katie Begg told the court the first dangerous driving offence took place just before 6.30pm on April 13.
She said: “Police received two anonymous reports of a motorcycle being driven dangerously at the Beach Boulevard area.”
An hour later police traced the bike near Market Street driving in a convoy with a BMW.
Miss Begg said: “The accused was seen to drive the motorbike towards traffic lights at the junction on Union Street. A pedestrian was crossing at the time and had to speed up to avoid collision.”
Gibson, an apprentice joiner, went through the junction then performed a U-turn back onto Bridge Street.
He also went back and forth between Bridge Street and Union Street, going through two red lights and performing wheelies.
Miss Begg said two days later the bike was seen on police CCTV at the Beach Boulevard at 11.35pm with no lights on.
She said: “The accused is seen to drive onto Links Road Retail Park, he pulls a wheelie on Links Road before going on to the Beach Boulevard.”
Gibson continued on to Union Street overtaking a number of vehicles at speed, and at one point performed a U-turn to go back down the street.
The court heard he started following another vehicle, “with no hands controlling the motorcycle”.
Gibson returned to Links Road, meeting up with the BMW driver, and then made his way back to Union Street carrying out a series of wheelies along the way.
The final dangerous driving offence was on April 17, with the bike seen on Market Street, this time followed by a Ford Fiesta.
Gibson went towards Victoria Road, performing a wheelie then going through a red light on Wellington Road.
Miss Begg said he was then “lost to view”.
However, he was seen going at “speed towards Union Street”, doing two wheelies and “circling” a box junction close to Chapel Street.
He appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted three dangerous driving charges, as well as driving the unregistered bike while disqualified and without insurance. He also failed to identify the driver of the motorbike to police.
The driving offences took place between April 13 and 17.
Gibson, whose address was given as Fairview, Crathes, will be sentenced next month.