Police target anti-social drivers in Newbury

Operation launched following residents' concerns

John Herring


John Herring


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POLICE have cracked down on anti-social driving in Newbury. 

Following concerns from residents, officers carried out vehicle checks of drivers on the A339 between the Burger King roundabout and Pinchington Lane on July 6. 

Three drivers were warned for careless or inconsiderate driving, driving elsewhere than on a road without lawful authority and in a way that causes or is likely to cause alarm distress or annoyance to members of the public.

One summons and one ticket were issued for speeding and excessive noise.

The force said that community engagement with local residents had revealed concerns about noisy and speeding drivers in the area.

Inspector Warren McKeown of Newbury neighbourhood policing said: “We are determined to meet the concerns of local residents who have reported  excessive noise and speeding from some drivers.

"We would ask that all motorists drive considerately through the area. Future operations may include the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), Roads Policing and the local authority. If anyone has concerns please call Thames Valley Police on 101.”

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