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Police claim boy racer ban is a success
9:00am Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
A BAN on boy racers has been a success, claim the police.
The dispersal order was designed to prevent so-called cruisers from making life a misery for Clacton residents near to Brook Retail Park.
Sgt Paul Gale, from Clacton Police station, said the order was brought into force in April to stop motorists from behaving anti-socially and endangering lives.
He said the move came after large meets were arranged via social networking sites, with cruisers coming back to the site week after week.
“The dispersal order carries a power of arrest and people can be dispersed for up to 24 hours,” added Sgt Gale
"Essex Police officers will rigorously enforce the order to continue to improve the quality of life in the local community.”
Since the order was introduced, reported incidents have dropped by a third.
The dispersal zone covers the area bordering Centenary Way, Stephenson Road, Telford Road, Gorse Lane, Thorpe Road, St John’s Road and part of the A133.