Police crackdown on anti-social gatherings in Papworth

NUISANCE drivers have been targeted in a crackdown against anti-social gatherings in Papworth.

Since January officers have received reports of large groups of motorists gathering on business parks, in car parks and driving in convoys between rural villages in South Cambs, specifically Papworth.

Following these complaints from residents, the roads policing unit and local officers have run a series of operations to try and stop these anti-social gatherings.

While these meetings are lawful, if the vehicles are used in an anti-social way, officers have the power to seize the vehicles.

Sergeant Paul Rogerson said: “We have the power to seize vehicles but only if they’re driving in a way that creates noise and nuisance to residents.

“If this is the case, then let us know the registration numbers and descriptions of drivers and we can prosecute these drivers.

“These gatherings are causing a misery to local residents and our aim is to make the Papworth area an inhospitable place for those motorists wishing to break the law and cause a nuisance.”

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Officers are working with local businesses to prosecute those who trespass and cause damage to private car parks.

CONTACT: If you are concerned about anti-social drivers in your area, call police on 101 giving details about the vehicle such as registration, make and colour, and a description of the driver.