Concern over boy racer meeting tonight

POLICE officers will be on alert for anti-social behaviour tonight after being made aware of a boy racing event in Bury.

Hollie-Rae Merrick

POLICE officers will be on alert for anti-social behaviour tonight after being made aware of a boy racing event in Bury.

The meet, which is set to take place at a lorry park on Rougham Hill, was brought to the attention of Suffolk Constabulary after being publicised on a website devoted to modifying cars.

Over 100 petrol heads are expected at the event after rumours developed that representatives from car magazine Max Power would be attending.

Police have warned the event organisers that they do not support the event.

Organisers were also informed that officers will be present to curb any anti-social behaviour.

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Chief Inspector Martin Barnes-Smith, the St Edmundsbury District Commander, said: “The event will be policed robustly and members of the roads policing unit, the vehicle and operator services agency and the environmental health team will be present to carry out any investigations required.

“We are not supporting this event and anyone there who is seen to drive carelessly, has illegally modified cars or is generally considered as being anti-social will be warned and if necessary the car will then be seized.”

Police originally made contact with the event organisers in hope that it would be rearranged and become a more organised affair.

It was also hoped that the lorry park, which belongs to Suffolk County Council, would be closed so that the event would be cancelled.

However, Mr Barnes-Smith later confessed worries that closing the car park would cause the car enthusiasts to disband amongst other residential areas.

He said: “It is a public access car park and therefore will not be closed.

“We are hoping that the event doesn't get out of control and by being aware of its location within the car part - we are then able to monitor it and ensure the event is as non-intrusive for local residents as possible.”