Update following car cruise event on Saturday

    Thames Valley Police issued 24 Fixed Penalty Notices on Saturday evening as part of an operation to tackle the irresponsible driving and behaviour that can arise during car cruise events.

    On Saturday afternoon, council officers closed the car parks on Grafton Street next to Network Rail HQ which are typically targeted by irresponsible drivers. Nearly 600-700 vehicles congregated in the Stacey Bushes area where their drivers and passengers were issued with codes of conduct detailing the behaviour expected from them during the evening. 

    Thames Valley Police would like to issue their thanks to the event organisers who assisted in handing out codes of conduct to their attendees and published them on their facebook page.

    In total, 24 people were issued with fixed penalty notices for a range of driving offences and three vendors were asked to stop selling goods as they did not have a licence.

    Chief Inspector John Batty, Deputy LPA Commander for Milton Keynes, said: “This operation is just one part of a long-term plan with our partner agencies in tackling the negative behaviour of some of those attending car cruise events. Dangerous drivers are not welcome in Milton Keynes and we will continue to work in partnership to prevent and deter behaviour of this kind. We are working closely with MK Council to document the impact that car cruise events are having on our local community. If you become aware of a car cruise event becoming an issue, you can report your concerns on our website or call 101 at the time. Alternatively you can contact your local council officer or neighbourhood team after the event. You can find details of your local neighbourhood team at www.police.uk under Find your Neighbourhood."

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