Police issue warning after antisocial driving and car encounter Bank Holiday plague weekend in Peterborough
Police have issued a warning to anti-social drivers after a weekend of worrying driver behavior in the Peterborough area.
The Cambridgeshire Police District Police team in south Peterborough responded to concerns from the Fair Meadow car park about anti-social driving and car meetings over the Bank Holiday weekend (April 30 -3 May).
Two Community Protection Warnings (CPWs) were issued under Section 3 of the Highway Traffic Act 1988 to two people found in the Fair Meadow parking lot – an initial warning about the behavior that ‘they highlight.
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The team also seized a motorcycle that was traveling without insurance or a valid driver’s license in Woodston – the rider was charged with prosecution.
They also recovered a stolen motorcycle which has since been returned to its rightful owner.
Police said it was the first time that Community Protection Warnings (CPWs) had been used in the district to combat this type of problem.
A CPW is a warning letter issued to allow a person to take the necessary action to improve the current situation. When issued, the receiver must stop the behavior or conduct detailed in the warning letter with immediate effect.
In this instance, two CPWs were issued in response to unreasonable behavior or driving while using motor vehicles in a public place causing unnecessary inconvenience to members of the public and driving in an antisocial manner.
Failure to comply with a CPW may result in the issuance of a Community Protection Notice (CPN), a formal notice that may be issued if the conditions of a warning letter have not been met. It details the formal measures to be taken to prevent new behaviors that could be considered harmful to the community.
Failure to comply with a PNC is a criminal offense and could result in criminal prosecution and conviction with:
- A fixed penalty notice is issued
- A fine of up to £ 2,500 for an individual or up to £ 20,000 for a business or organization
- Return of any possession or item used in breach of a notice
If you have concerns about antisocial conduct in your area, you can report us information here.