Boy racers hit with fines

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A string of penalty fines were given to boy racers in Sudbury following a police operation.

Officers spent Friday night at Kingfisher Leisure Centre car park and issued nine £55 on-the-spot fines to drivers with excessively loud exhausts.

“We had an operation by our roads policing unit on nuisance noise from exhausts,” said Pc Gavin Goldfinch at a meeting of Sudbury Town Council on Tuesday.

“Nine fixed penalty notices were issued.”

Pc Goldfinch said the problem of loud exhausts and speeding in the area had been made a police priority following complaints by residents that they were being kept awake into the early hours by boy racers.

As a result of police action, the problem had declined, he said.

“We have had a lot less calls from residents,” said Pc Goldfinch.

“The people doing this know we are keeping an eye on them.”

Members also heard that a police operation to tackle the threat of anti-social behaviour in Belle Vue Park over the summer had been a success.

Pc Goldfinch added that the number of crimes recorded in Sudbury and Great Cornard was 636 this year.