Crackdown on anti-social driving to continue

Police have said there will be no let-up in action against nuisance drivers who have blighted an area.

Drivers have been noisily racing near Redcar seafront and performing donuts and wheelspins around Majuba car park.

Cleveland Police says there has been a large reduction in complaints during an operation over the past five months.

However, the force says officers will continue to target anyone found driving illegally or anti-socially.

On 23 January, Cleveland Police provided an update on its crackdown in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and CCTV operators.

Footage issued at the time was shared thousands of times and broadcast nationally.

Twenty-seven Section 59 notices have been issued, which allows police to stop motorists and seize vehicles driven in a way likely to cause alarm, distress or annoyance.

Since the update, officers have dealt with 11 drivers for breaching a Public Space Protection Order, which imposes conditions on areas where there has been anti-social behaviour.

The operation has unearthed other offences, including drinking and driving, vehicle defects, having too many passengers and, in one case, carrying illegal tobacco.

Officers are still conducting regular, visible patrols.

Insp Neil Deluce reminded people that a Public Space Protection Order remains in place across Redcar and Cleveland.

He said: “Anyone found breaching it will be dealt with, as will the small minority of inconsiderate drivers whose driving is found to be causing annoyance to nearby residents."

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