Police crackdown on anti-social motorists in Hampden Park

Police have been cracking down on anti-social drivers in Hampden Park.

Operation Power has seen officers from the Neighbourhood Policing and the Road Policing teams speaking to drivers about their behaviour and how it affects the community.

Issues that have been raised by local people include drivers leaving thier engines running causing noise nuisance late at night and speeding round the area.

Since the operation started on July 29, two vehicles have been seizeds for no insurance, 12 drivers have been dealt with at the road side for offences and there have also been two arrests as a result of vehicles being stopped.

PC Dan Toft, from the Neighbourhood Team, said: “Drivers sometimes don’t realise how their driving and behaviour behind the wheel impacts on the local community.

“Speeding and revving engines are just not acceptable to people at any time of the day and night. We want drivers to be more considerate and to think about how their behaviour when they are behind the wheel can impact others.

“We will continue with this type of work, talking with local drivers, educating them if appropriate and taking enforcement action when we need to. We want to keep people in Hampden Park safe.”

Sussex Police has re-launched Operation Crackdown, a system to report anti-social driving and abandoned vehicles, either online or by phone.

The system for reporting anti-social driving is simple and users should note the registration number of the vehicle and, where possible, the make, model and the colour.

Incidents can be reported, either via www.operationcrackdown.org or by calling 01243 64 22 22.