Anti-social drivers in Norfolk have been sent nearly 300 warning letters this year alone, with a new initiative set up to combat boy racers.

With a recent increase in vehicle-related anti-social behaviour, Norfolk Constabulary has issued 291 letters since January, with 22 follow-up letters and 16 community protection warnings sent. 

Police have since announced the launch of Operation Octane which they claim is a "dynamic new approach" to tackling disruptive car meets.

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The scheme will look to build a positive relationship between officers and car enthusiasts but repeat offenders could be handed Community Behaviour Orders and later arrested if the order is breached. 

Details of those who are offending may also be passed to their insurers which will affect their premiums and may lead to policy refusal.

Inspector Will Drummond, from the Roads and Armed Policing Team, said: "Our focus isn't and never will be genuine car enthusiasts.

"This operation directly targets the very small percentage who are a threat to the safety of their local community."