Boy runner caught making donuts in Tesco’s icy parking lot


Police were called to a retail park after a young runner was spotted making dangerous donuts in freezing cold conditions.

Concerned members of the public warned officers after spotting a car turning the handbrake and spinning the wheels in the Tesco parking lot in Meir Park last night (November 27).

A section 59 order has now been issued to the responsible driver.

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This means that they risk having their vehicle seized if their driving is deemed aggressive or dangerous and if the noise is a causing nuisance like running engines and loud stereos.

The latest crackdown comes after residents living near the business park once complained that their lives were made miserable almost every night.



Boy runners in the Tesco parking lot at Meir Park in 2019

Neighbors said they were kept awake by head-spinning motors, music and wheel spins in parking lots serving Tesco and B&Q stores.

There were also concerns that buyers visiting the late Tesco could be broke if a driver loses control.

However, the problems have eased over the past year after the signs and barriers were installed.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “Officers have been called over reports of anti-social conduct at Tesco Meir Park.

“A vehicle was seen making donuts and a Section 59 warning was sent to the driver and vehicle. If you see similar driving, please report it through the appropriate channels.”

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