SEVEN drivers were dealt with as part of a crackdown on nuisance motorists in West Thurrock.

Teams from Thurrock Council and Essex Police worked together to prevent car cruisers from gathering in West Thurrock. They also worked with the Metropolitan Police to make sure he event did not move on into a neighbouring London borough.

Over two nights of co-ordinated activity on October 8 and 9,two drivers were issued with five fines between them for breaching the terms of the Public Space Protection Order that prevents car cruisers from meeting in West Thurrock.

Leader of Thurrock Council and cabinet member for public protection and anti-social behaviour, Rob Gledhill, said: “This joint working demonstrates the determination we and the police have to prevent this kind of nuisance activity from happening here in our borough. We know this is an issue of concern for our residents. While it was good to see fewer cars, they still were causing disturbance for those that live in the immediate vicinity, and beyond, as well as being a potential danger to themselves and other road users.

“We will continue joint work like this to make sure that the message gets across to all car cruisers that anti-social behaviour is not tolerated in Thurrock.”