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Major Crackdown on Car Cruising in North Warwickshire

Published on Thursday, 11th June 2020

North Warwickshire supports Warwickshire Police and West Midlands Police as they launch a joint major crackdown on illegal car cruising.

Car cruising is extremely anti-social and dangerous for other car users, it has impacted on local communities particularly in the Coleshill and Bassetts Pole areas. 

In 2018 the council secured a High Court injunction against “street cruising” in its area for the next three years. The injunction forbids people from participating in a “street cruise” within the Borough of North Warwickshire. It also stops anyone hoping to promote, organise or publicise in any manner, any street cruise within North Warwickshire.

A recent large-scale pre-planned police operation descended on the A38 near Bassetts Pole, following complaints from people living in the area, it resulted in four arrests; a wanted person was also found in one of the cars.

Councillor Reilly Chair of the North Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership and the Safer Communities Sub Committee said, “It is pleasing to see the joint policing operations between Warwickshire and West Midlands Police Forces to tackle the significant car cruising problems in North Warwickshire and across the West Midlands. The enforcement of our Injunction in North Warwickshire during this difficult period is very welcome and will bring welcome relief to our residents who suffer the impacts from the noise, disturbance and increase in road safety risks associated with the car cruising.”