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Police launch crackdown on nuisance drivers after Clacton cruising event

The event happened at Stephenson Road in Clacton Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are prosecuting 22 drivers after a cruising event in Clacton.

Officers said dozens of people complained about dangerous driving at the event at Stephenson Road on the Goresbrook Industrial Estate one Sunday in June.

They studied CCTV from local businesses and tracked down the offenders. They say they won't tolerate anti-social driving

The notices were sent out as part of Operation Calla, a dedicated operation dealing with cruising, street racing and anti-social driving across Essex.

More than 400 warning letters have been sent letters have been sent to drivers found either racing, cruising or drifting in Essex.

We received dozens of calls from concerned residents about racing and we have taken action with 22 drivers sent prosecution notices through the post.

“We are also taking action against a person we believe was the race starter, which I believe to be a first for the region.

“We have been increasing our activities to deal with dangerous and anti-social driving, including key areas in Canvey, Basildon, Harlow and Colchester.

“While we welcome and have no issues with genuine car enthusiasts and motorists’ right to gather, we will not tolerate driving that puts the occupants, other road users and pedestrians in danger of serious injury or even death.

– Sergeant Simon Willsher, of Essex Police’s Road Policing Unit

Anyone with information about anti-social driving is asked to call Essex Police on 101 or report information online by visit www.essex.police.uk.