Police target boy-racers in Weston

IRRESPONSIBLE drivers in Weston have been targeted by police in a two-day blitz on vehicle-related crime.

IRRESPONSIBLE drivers in Weston have been targeted by police in a two-day blitz on vehicle-related crime.

Operation Junk was aimed at boy-racers who drive in an anti-social manner through Weston's South Ward by 'doughnutting' and playing loud music.

Officers from the road policing unit, the tactical crime unit and members of the South Ward team took part in the event which involved the use of automatic number plate recognition cameras and CCTV.

Vehicles were stopped by police in the Winterstoke Road, Marchfields Way and Searle Crescent areas.


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One vehicle was seized by police and a number of vehicles with faults were stopped.

A number of drivers were also issued with paperwork requesting that drivers rectify faults or produce driving documents.

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The first action day took place on November 25 and the second was held on December 9.

Drivers stopped by police for anti-social driving were warned their cars could be seized if they were caught for a similar incident in the next year.

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