Car suspected of street racing seized in operation to stop antisocial behaviour in Doncaster community

Police seized a car suspected of street racing as part of an operation last night to deal with antisocial behaviour in a Doncaster community.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 12:55 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd April 2021, 1:00 pm

Officers from the Doncaster East community policing team joined forces with Doncaster Council officers to deal with nuisance youths which have caused concerns among residents in Kirk Sandall and Stainforth.

The car was seized after it had refused to stop for officers near the new Stainforth link road, which connects the former pit village to the M18.

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South Yorkshire Police during their operation last night

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We've been working with the council to tackle some of the nuisance youth groups in Kirk Sandall and Stainforth.

"We will be in touch with some parents and some schools regarding the behaviour of the children that we interacted with.

“Whilst performing this role, we spotted a couple of cars racing each other off road near the new link road from Stainforth.

"After they failed to stop for us, we have caught up with two of them in Dunscroft. We let the driver of the Suzuki 4x4 off with a warning under the police reform act since he was cooperative with our enquiries.

"His friend in the Peugeot was not so cooperative and the car was seized.”

Earlier in the evening, officers had put out a social media warning to raise concerns over antisocial behaviour and breach of lockdown rules at Kings Park, in Stainforth.

They stated: “Large groups of youths are gathering on Kings Park at Stainforth causing issues and Glass Park and Dentons Green Lane at Kirk Sandall. Apart from the anti-social behaviour residents are experiencing, they are also breaching COVID regulations.”

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