Cars confiscated as boy racers targeted
Police have confiscated two cars as they try to put the brakes on inconsiderate boy racers speeding around a town.
Officers in Melton have also handed out a number of fixed penalty notices and served others with warnings that if they are caught driving poorly again within 12 months they could lose their cars.
Owners face a £150 bill to get their car back and £20 per day for storage. If it isn't collected within 14 days vehicles will be crushed.
The clampdown follows complaints from businesses and shopkeepers about cars racing round the town in convoy with loud exhausts.
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Pc Phil Gray said: "What people who drive dangerously don't seem to consider is that they could kill someone and that's why we're determined to put a stop to this kind of driving behaviour.
"Our operation has significantly reduced the problem in Melton but we will continue to monitor the situation and use our powers to tackle the issue.
"Young drivers need to know that we will take their car away from them if they have already received a warning so it should send out a strong message to drivers.
"Police officers don't have to witness the event themselves and can rely on accounts from members of the public so we would urge people to provide us with information and registration numbers so that we can act."