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Police warning for 'boy racers' in Antrim

Police in a County Antrim town are warning ‘boy racers’ that they will seize their high-performance cars if they re-offend.

A PSNI spokesman in Ballymoney said: “Over the last few weeks police in Ballymoney have served three warning notices to motorists for driving in a manner which is likely to cause distress and annoyance in the town centre.

“Under legislation if these drivers are detected in similar circumstances their vehicles can be seized by police. These powers are in addition to any other sanctions such as prosecution.”

It is understood the warning notices were issued in the Queen Street and Rodeing Foot areas of Ballymoney where many drivers often congregate in a carpark known locally as ‘The Grease Pit'.

Last week a ‘cruise' car rally held in the nearby Meetinghouse Street carpark attracted so many vehicles police had to close off the road because of congestion.

Belfast Telegraph