Peterborough police respond to complaints from residents following car cruise in city

Police have responded to complaints from residents following a large car cruise in Peterborough over the weekend.

Monday, 20th July 2020, 3:35 pm
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Residents spoke of their anger following the event on Saturday night at the Fair Meadow Car Park on Oundle Road, Woodston.

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After the event finished, there were also complaints about anti-social driving in the Ortons and Woodston.

Today a Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “It is down to the Council and Highways to manage this (traffic management), officers were busy dealing with other incidents in the city, however, they did attend and were there to deal with any issues of criminality.

“Officers were on hand to engage, explain and encourage members of the public to follow (social distancing) guidelines, however, it is the responsibility of the event organisers to manage this.

“We were aware of the event but not the scale of it. The event was bigger on the night than the organisers believed it was going to be.

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“Officers were on hand to deal with issues of antisocial behaviour and antisocial driving and a number of section 59 notices, traffic offence and VDRS tickets were issued to those in breach of the rules.”

Peterborough City Council, who run the Fair Meadow Car Park, said permission had not been granted for an event to run in the area.

The Peterborough Telegraph has contacted organisers Influx and Static Revolution UK.

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