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Action against street racing in West Brom

Dear Resident, 

I though that you might want to know about our latest success story on stopping street racers, after acting on information and arresting a man for breaching the car cruising injunction.

Our West Bromwich neighbourhood team were monitoring Kenrick Way on Saturday night (11 May) following recent concerns over gatherings.

They detained a 36-year-old man for breaching the civil injunction - which covers the whole of the Black Country - and he was appearing before Birmingham County Court today.

We know, and understand, the concerns about street racing. This is why we're taking action.

We have traffic officers acting on intelligence and carrying out regular operations as part of Operation Hercules.

But our local teams are also increasingly involved in preventing street racing and putting the lives of other road users at risk. By using their local knowledge it means we can target even more illegal activities and keep our communities safe.

This is part of regular activity we're carrying out and we'll be looking to make more arrests over the coming weeks, and months, as dangerous and reckless driving won't be tolerated in Sandwell.

Injunctions are in place in Birmingham - alongside the Black Country - and conditions of the injunction mean those arrested for being involved in street racing go straight to court. 

Penalties can range from jail time, a fine, or an order to have their assets seized.

Find out how to report dangerous or careless driving here.

Read about how we've bought new equipment to stop dangers drivers on our website.

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Billy Corrigan
(West Mids Police, Communications Manager, Corporate Communications)

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