Collision in Doncaster as boy racers gather and "drive around like fools"

Police have slammed car enthusiasts who met in their dozens last night causing anti social behaviour, a collision, and a business to close.

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 9:38 am

A spokesman form South Yorkshire Police said: “Despite tonight’s persistent rain, car enthusiasts from all over have attended in Doncaster to show off their cars to each other.

"Not satisfied with just looking at each others cars they've decided they would drive around like fools and cause havoc causing a collision and a shop which was still open to close early due to the car park being used by them anti-socially.

“This sort of behaviour causes us to become rather annoyed as despite enjoying all things motorised ourselves, we dont take kindly to the disruption caused by the anti-social behaviour and disregard for others safety.”

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The officers closed the car park with the majority of the 'enthusiasts' in there and checked each car before it was allowed to leave. Each car’s modifications was listed and a report sent to their insurance company.

The officer continued: “Any not covered will be reported to court and could have their policies cancelled or increased. Defects and poor modifications will see the vehicle prohibited and/or driver prosecuted and any anti-social use will see the vehicles seized.

“South Yorkshire Police will not tolerate this sort of behaviour and where possible the strongest action will be taken against offending drivers. Whether you're an enthusiast or not we all have a responsibility to be safe on the roads.

“If you think that South Yorkshire is the place to come and meet to behave like this then it's time to think again.”

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