Nottingham

Netherfield car cruiser injunction 'a success'

CCTV of car cruising near Victoria Retail Park
Image caption Police said car cruisers might now be gathering in smaller groups elsewhere

Anti-social driving on a Nottingham retail park has been brought under control, police have said.

Businesses and residents had complained regular gatherings of up to 200 cars at Victoria Retail Park, in Netherfield, were disrupting the area.

An injunction was imposed at the beginning of April, banning such meetings.

Now officers have said they are talking to councils and other forces to make sure the problems is not just moved on.

Smaller groups

The injunction covers an area from Burton Joyce down to Colwick and will run until December 2014.

Officers said it was backed with increased patrols, CCTV and automatic number plate recognition cameras.

Ch Insp Andy Charlton said the area now appeared to be quiet but they were monitoring the situation.

"We are not picking up any build up of car cruisers elsewhere since the Netherfeld injunction, as we were concerned it would deflect the problem.

"I think what has happened is they are now gathering in smaller groups where they are attracting less attention."

He also confirmed the force was liaising with Leicestershire Police on similar problems.

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