Cars seized and drivers warned in police asbo operation
An operation to tackle antisocial behaviour in a Bridgend retail park on Wednesday night (30 March, 2016) resulted in vehicles being seized by police.
In just four hours, two vehicles were seized and a further four Section 59 warnings were issued to young motorists, as plain clothed police officers watched over the trouble spot in Picton Retail Park between 8pm and midnight.
Officers were responding to repeated concerns ...from locals who had been plagued by noise from revved engines and rowdy behaviour at night.
The residents raised the issues at the local PACT meetings hosted by the local policing team.
Two vehicles were seized from separate drivers after it was discovered that one was not licensed to drive and the other had his licence revoked. Both were summonsed to appear at court.
The behaviour of one youth will now be monitored after he was referred to the region’s anti-social behaviour unit for taking his clothes off in public.
Four individuals who were given Section 59 notices for using their vehicles in an antisocial manner now risk having their vehicles seized should they offend again.
Police Sergeant Mike Davies, said: “I hope those who have been bothered by recent antisocial behaviour will be satisfied that we have taken action which should have a direct and immediate impact.
“Those who were at the retail park on Wednesday night will be in no doubt that police mean business and I’m sure it won’t be long before the message beds in.
“We’ll continue to monitor the area and take action if necessary.”