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Warning issued following complaints of ‘antisocial driving of cars and mopeds’

A warning has been issued to motorists following reports of the ‘antisocial driving of cars and mopeds’ in parts of Wrexham.

The warning, which was posted on the NWP Wrexham Rural Facebook page today, comes as a result of a number of incidents in the Brynteg and Brymbo areas.

Those caught driving in an antisocial manner will be issued with a warning notice under Sec 59 of the Police Reform Act. Once a Sec 59 warning has been issued the next step will be for the vehicle to be seized.

The statement posted today notes that one man caught driving in the Brymbo area is to be issued with a Section 59 notice today.

To help tackle the problem officers are asking residents who spot anyone driving antisocially to take photos or record vehicle registrations and to report them to local PCSOs or to North Wales Police using ‘Operation Snap’ – an initiative which encourages the submission of video and photographic evidence relating to driving offences that members of the public have seen.

Similar issues with antisocial and nuisance driving have also been reported in the Caia Park area, with councillor for the Queensway ward, Carrie Harper posting a lengthy post on the Plaid Wrecsam blog over the weekend.

Within her post, Cllr Harper states: “Although the bikes have been an issue for a number of years, the problem has escalated to an epidemic this year, with up to 6 or more motorbikes at a time terrorising residents on an almost daily basis. Throughout the day and often until the early hours, teenagers hiding in their hoodies are regularly zipping across local footpaths, fields and roads.”

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