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Warning to car enthusiasts who meet on Great Yarmouth seafront after man put ‘screen wash’ on road for wheel spinning

PUBLISHED: 09:49 27 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:42 27 February 2014

Police were called to Ormesby St Margaret.

Police were called to Ormesby St Margaret.

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A 21-year-old man from Attleborough has been cautioned after reports of anti-social vehicle behaviour on Great Yarmouth seafront.

Police were called to the Golden Mile on Sunday, February 16 and found that a substance – possibly screen wash – had been put on the road surface to assist with wheel spinning. The seafront is a popular meeting place spot for drivers with modified cars.

A 21-year-old was identified as being responsible and was arrested. Police also issued a prohibition notice on his vehicle due to a mechanical defect.

Sergeant Ade Hales, who is responsible for the South Yarmouth neighbourhood area and has been involved in policing gatherings of car enthusiasts in the town, said; “The depositing of any substance on a public road which causes a user to be injured, endangered or to interrupt a user of the highway commits an offence under the Highways Act 1980.

“Not only is it dangerous at the time of the substance being deposited for whatever purpose, but this can have further effects days later if it was to rain or the road surface was to become damp and could cause an unsuspecting user of the road to crash or be injured.

“Such acts will not be tolerated on the highway, and the police will prosecute any person identified committing such an offence.”

On this occasion the 21-year-old received a police caution.

Police have carried out a number of operations in the area to crackdown on anti-social behaviour and will continue to patrol the main areas where the modified car enthusiasts gather to ensure further incidents of this nature do not occur and to support the local community in preventing further incidents of anti-social behaviour.

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