Car and bike racers set to pay the price in Bourne

Bourne Police Station.  Photo by Oliver Wilson.
Bourne Police Station. Photo by Oliver Wilson.

A crackdown on young drivers and bikers causing a nuisance around Bourne has started, with on-the-spot fines as the main weapon.

Complaints from people living in Milestone Road, South Road and Raymond Mays Way of cars and bikes “causing misery for many” have led police in Bourne to take action against those responsible, including the threat of prosecution and having their vehicles taken away from them.

They just don’t care how many people they are waking up in the early hours of the morning

James Cottam of South Road, Bourne

James Cottam of South Road said: “I have two young children who I try to get off to sleep early in the evening, only for them to be woken up by the noise outside.

“I have to get up early for work myself and the lack of sleep is a real problem.

“It’s a nightmare and they just don’t care how many people they’re waking up in the early hours of the morning.”

Patrols in both marked and unmarked vehicles will be taking place to target nuisance drivers and Bourne community patrol sergeant Jon Putnam said: “We know this involves a very small number of drivers but it is the actions of a few that are causing misery for many.

“We have already dealt with some by means of fixed penalty notices and vehicle seizure warnings, but we will continue to deal positively with anyone causing a nuisance in the town.

“All we are asking for is a little consideration for other people in the community.”

Anyone with information should call Sgt Putnam on 101.