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16th Jun, 2021

Dispersal orders put in place to stop illegal street racing in Droitwich and Worcester are 'working well' say police

Tristan Harris 13th May, 2021 Updated: 13th May, 2021

THE DISPERSAL orders put in place for Droitwich and Worcester at weekends to stop illegal street racing have been working well, say police.

The legislation was applied to the areas to stop key routes being used by racers after residents expressed concerns.

It made it an offence for anyone to return to a specific area for 48 hours.

The three dispersal orders covered the A4440 between the island at the junction of Dugdale Drive and the island on the A44 in Worcester and the A422 in Droitwich.

Those have been in place for the past three weekends.

On a number of occasions vehicles had previously gathered at various locations in Worcester for planned meetings before moving onto Droitwich. Vehicles were then being driven at dangerous speeds in races with large groups of people spectating.

Insp Alex Warner said: “The dispersal orders have been working well over previous weekends and we’re pleased to report that there have been no instances of cars racing in these areas.

“We want the local communities to feel safe in their own town and not intimidated or distressed due to noise and the volume of people and vehicles gathering.

“We will monitor this situation closely and are continuing with our education and enforcement activity. I hope the local community are beginning to see the benefits of the action taken over recent weeks.”

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