Police crackdown on 'boy racers'

MORE than 50 reckless and illegal incidents were spotted in the space of just a few hours, during a police crackdown on 'boy racers' in Ipswich.Traffic officers twice attended the one-way system around Cardinal's Park and Commercial Road in Ipswich, last week.

By Martin Davey

MORE than 50 reckless and illegal incidents were spotted in the space of just a few hours, during a police crackdown on 'boy racers' in Ipswich.

Traffic officers twice attended the one-way system around Cardinal's Park and Commercial Road in Ipswich, last week.

The area receives many complaints from the public and local businesses about the manner of driving of so-called 'boy racers'.


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Several dozen cars were caught speeding by police using speed guns, and police officers observed many cases of drivers not being in proper control of their vehicles as they went round corners at excessive speed.

Altogether, 55 separate incidents were recorded by police.

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Inspector Mike Hinshelwood from the police's traffic unit, said: "Many people in the area are alarmed and extremely annoyed by the manner of driving of these so-called 'boy racers'.

"Following recent police activity, several dozen people will be receiving summonses in the post for speeding.

"Furthermore, they will receive a warning notice about recently introduced police powers which allows us to seize their vehicles if they are caught driving like that again within a year.

"We have seized two vehicles within the last week alone. We will continue to blitz this area and we will continue to seize vehicles from people who ignore our warnings."

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