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Antisocial motorists targeted in Greenhithe after reports of reckless driving in Crossways Boulevard area

A dispersal order has been put in place to deal with reports of antisocial, reckless driving.

Since mid-February, police have received several reports of motorists causing a disturbance after gathering in the Crossways Boulevard area of Greenhithe.

Crossways Boulevard in Greenhithe. Picture: Google Street View
Crossways Boulevard in Greenhithe. Picture: Google Street View

Several fines relating to breaches of Covid-19 regulations have been issued as a result.

Over the Easter weekend officers received 10 further reports of nuisance behaviour, including car drivers gathering in car parks and motorcycles being dangerously ridden. When police arrived the drivers left the scene.

As a result of the ongoing issues, a dispersal order was enforced in the area from 8pm on Friday, April 9, through to 8pm on Sunday, April 11.

Sgt Paul Diddams, from the Dartford community safety unit, said: "We do not underestimate the disproportionate impact this is having on residents, and other road users, and will always seek to take the most robust course of action.

"Our patrols in the area have increased and we have already taken proportionate enforcement action against some individuals who have been observed driving in a dangerous manner.

"We will not turn a blind eye to any anti-social activity..."

"This dispersal order shows we are continuing to act and, where necessary, we will not hesitate to seize more vehicles and arrest suspects.

"We are working closely with the land owners and have also taken steps to prevent access to car parks within the business park at offending times.

"Residents can be assured that we will not turn a blind eye to any antisocial activity that takes place after this weekend and I would encourage anyone with a concern to report it to us via our website, or by calling 101."

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