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Police action on boy racers continues

PUBLISHED: 16:25 13 November 2008 | UPDATED: 12:16 03 July 2010

POLICE will be continuing Operation Clarion to clampdown on boy racers causing a nuisance for residents on Great Yarmouth seafront.

Combating the so-called Jetty Boys who regularly gather in the evenings to go speeding along South Beach Parade, was outlined as one of the key priorities for the police at a meeting of South Yarmouth Key Individual Network (KIN) on Wednesday .

POLICE will be continuing Operation Clarion to clampdown on boy racers causing a nuisance for residents on Great Yarmouth seafront.

Combating the so-called Jetty Boys who regularly gather in the evenings to go speeding along South Beach Parade, was outlined as one of the key priorities for the police at a meeting of South Yarmouth Key Individual Network (KIN) on Wednesday .

Sgt Dan Smith, of South Yarmouth Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), told members of the KIN that during the crackdown over the summer, four drivers were arrested for doing speeds of between 65mph and 81mph along South Beach Parade.

Officers also used road traffic legislation powers to seize three cars off drivers who had been driving them in an anti-social manner.

Prohibition orders were made preventing three cars from being driven- one of which did not have a dashboard, while another had no side windows after the driver removed them because they were tinted.

Staff from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and the borough council's environmental health department have also been involved in Operation Clarion.

The KIN consists of police and representatives of community organisations, businesses and councillors and sets the priorities for the police to tackle in the South Yarmouth area.


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