Boy racers warned of police clampdown

By VICTORIALEGGETTvictoria.leggett@archant.co.ukBoy racers have been warned their cars could be crushed if police decide their actions are anti-social behaviour.

By VICTORIALEGGETT

victoria.leggett@archant.co.uk

Boy racers have been warned their cars could be crushed if police decide their actions are anti-social behaviour.

Speeding, loud music, revving exhausts and bad language from youngsters using local roads and car parks have been reported to police by concerned communities at Cromer and Sheringham.


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Groups of youngsters are regularly travelling between the two towns and using car parks to meet up with friends and show off their wheels.

At recent Safer Neighbourhood meetings the problem was identified as a nuisance and safety hazard for people in the towns and the anti-social behaviour has been set as a priority for the policing teams to address.

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Chief Insp Steve Jones, who is in charge of policing in Cromer and Sheringham, said driving around the district was not anti-social in itself, but police had received complaints about loud music, revving exhausts, bad language and speeding.

He said: “I have not got a problem with young people driving their cars, I have not got a problem with them meeting. It's the way they do it.

“We have had allegations that they are using Cromer and Sheringham as a race track.”

Police identified the Meadow and Runton Road car parks in Cromer as well as Station Approach car park in Sheringham as favourite sites for drivers to congregate at in the evenings.

Chief Insp Jones said there were a number of ways the police could deal with the problem.

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