Police arrest one man look to identify and prosecute further drivers following illegal car meet

Officers have issued a warning to members of the public following an illegal car meet at the weekend.

Shortly after 10pm on Saturday 27 April, police were made aware of reports of a large number of vehicles gathering near the A34 between Wilmslow and Alderley Edge.

The illegal car meet began in the Manchester area before participants travelled into Cheshire.

Cheshire Police officers attended the scene, along with a police helicopter.

A 37-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drug driving, while Traffic Offence Reports (TORS) were issued to two vehicles, one for its illegal number plate, and one for its tinted windows and insurance.

A further four Section 59 warning notices were issued to motorists for inconsiderate or careless driving.

Police are reviewing footage and will look to identify and prosecute further drivers due to their manner of driving.

Inspector Nick Rogers said "Illegal car meets not only cause upset and frustration to communities and residents, but put those participating in such events, other road users, and members of the public in danger.

"This is not a question of officers 'spoiling the fun', but rather the police taking robust action to prevent harm, and even serious injury or worse.

"The incident in Wilmslow at the weekend resulted in an arrest, TORS being issued, and Section 59 warnings, but we are reviewing footage to identify any further drivers and hold them accountable.

"These events will not be tolerated – we cannot allow vehicles to be driven at excessive speeds or in an anti-social manner.

"Be warned, when we are made aware of such unauthorised events happening, we will use every resource available to us to disrupt these illegal gatherings.

"We have a job to do in making the roads in Cheshire safe for everyone, and anyone who puts that at risk will be dealt with accordingly."



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Richard Mason
Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 9:23 am
They were back again on Bank Holiday Monday causing a nuisance!
Lots of these cars are ones with various "mods" so have illegal windscreens, number plates or exhausts - I'm all for nice cars, but if they don't meet the legal road requirements then they should be taken off the road - but not put on a pavement! Take the vehicles away from those who can't use or park them properly!
Manuel Golding
Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 11:57 am
It's not only the very low mentality of the "boy racers" charging up & down the A34 by-passes but also the noise their lethal toys are making with their excessive exhaust pollution & noise.The exhaust's roar is almost unbearable at times of their "racing" on public roads.The noise camera cannot be used for fining the culprits until CEC's Highways managers do their job-introduce the necessary legislation of Protected Open Public Spaces (POPS) as requested almost 2 years ago.They gave "Cost" for not implementing such legislation BUT all monies collected via fines will pour into CECs & Cheshire Police coffers. All we need is our elected Councillors to insist/demand the CEC's employees do the required job and enable the public be protected from the "boy racer's" regular intrusion. Then the police can do it's job.
Jon Williams
Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 1:50 pm
We don't need a noise camera, just get them for this:

According to the jargon in the Road Traffic Act 1988, you’re guilty of a careless driving offence if you drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place.
Simon Worthington
Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 2:44 pm
Excessive exhaust pollution Manuel! Really!! Silly comments like that encourage one to stop reading any further. Plenty of info on't web about catalytic converters which have been around for a couple of generations now!

What exactly is "an illegal car meet"? Surely laws are only broken when actions undertaken by those involved are illegal. Bit like reducing carbon. Mwahahaha.

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