Police patrols stepped up to combat street racing in Malvern - The Malvern Observer

Police patrols stepped up to combat street racing in Malvern

Malvern Editorial 11th Sep, 2023   0

POLICE have stepped up patrols on Malvern Retail Park in response to reports of anti-social driving and street racing.

Signs have also been put up around the park warning motorists about the manner of their driving and the police’s use of Section 59 orders.

Section 59 orders are issued to motorists caught speeding, racing or driving their cars anti-socially when causing a nuisance. If they are then caught a second time, the vehicles can then be seized by police and crushed.

West mercia Police have been liaising with Malvern Hills District Council and should very soon be having a camera installed at the entrance to the retail park.  This will help identify any number plates on offending vehicles but will not pick up sound.

Although no racing or anti-social driving was witnessed by officers during patrols over the weekend  several drivers were spoken to, warned and moved away from the area.

Police have urged people to report any, preferably via 101 so officers can be deployed, if available, at the time of the incident.

999 should always be called if lives are being put in danger.


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