Crack down after massive car cruise

A MASSIVE car cruise held in Weston saw about 300 cars turn up for the unofficial event.

A MASSIVE car cruise held in Weston saw about 300 cars turn up for the unofficial event.

Police from south ward neighbourhood team mounted 'operation junk' to crack down on antisocial behaviour during car cruises at the car gathering on Easter Sunday.

Drivers met up in car parks on Weston Links, including those in Marchfields Way and Winterstoke Road and a number of vehicles were stopped and examined.

A total of 59 police orders were issued, threatening seizure of vehicle should the driver be stopped for a second time.

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Fixed penalty notices were also handed out to 10 drivers and one was given 14 days to have defects rectified on his car.

South ward's sergeant Shane Hawkings said: "This was a joint operation aimed at targeting the antisocial use of motor vehicles. This type of behaviour is always to the detriment of innocent road users.

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"While a high number of vehicles were present, by targeting those drivers seen offending, a clear message was given early that this behaviour will not be tolerated.

"As a result the majority of them dispersed as the evening went on."

* On December 14 three vehicles were spotted racing in Marchfields Way. They were stopped and drivers reported for exceeding the 40mph limit and issued with section 59 warning notices.

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