Devon

Car park drivers targeted by Tavistock dispersal order

  • 19 January 2013
  • From the section Devon

People who congregate in a Devon car park at night can be moved on by police under a new dispersal order.

The order has been issued for Bedford car park in Tavistock after complaints from residents about drivers, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

Anti-social behaviour reported included engines being revved loudly, loud music being played and cars driven quickly around the car park.

The order, issued by West Devon Borough Council, will run until March.

Dispersal orders allow police to move people from an area when they are deemed to be causing a nuisance.

Sgt Dave Anning, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "Most young drivers in the town recognise that a driving licence is a privilege and it is not acceptable to use it to ruin other people's lives."

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