Retail park nuisance drivers targeted by police

By Andrew Mosley | 19/01/2018

Retail park nuisance drivers targeted by police

POLICE swooped on nuisance drivers after a series of reports of disturbances at a Dearne Valley retail park.

Officers attended Cortonwood Retail Park with staff from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, following a wave of complaints from nearby residents.

Some of the shopping park’s neighbours had reported being kept awake at night by vehicle noise late at night caused by revving engines and beeping horns.

A police spokesman said this week: “Due to increased reports regarding vehicle nuisance on Cortonwood Retail Park, a joint operation was carried out by Rawmarsh Local Policing Team and DVSA on Friday, January 13.

“Further operations will be scheduled for throughout the year at this and other location in the area.

“Staff, local elected members and local MPs have spoken to the legal landowner of Cortonwood Retail Park, who have agreed to monitor the location and assist with securing this site to prevent further reports of nuisance vehicles gathering.”

Barriers which were intended to be erected at night had been installed, the police said, advising anyone affected by the problems to contact landowner.

The Friday night sting — six months after this complaint — issued prohibition rectification tickets to several drivers, ordering them to fix vehicle defects or face prosecution.

Officers urged anyone with information about nuisance drivers to contact them on non-emergency number 101.

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