Bulwell car cruiser meeting stopped by police

More than 100 car cruisers were quickly broken up by police in Bulwell as Nottinghamshire Police issued a further warning to those who continue to put public health at risk.

By John Smith
Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 11:16 am

Officers swiftly attended Blenheim Park Industrial Estate in Bulwell at around 10pm on Sunday, May 9, after multiple calls from members of the public.

Upon arrival, police dispersed the large gathering and quickly sent the drivers on their way.

An investigation has now been launched to identify the individuals responsible.

Police broke up an illegal car meet in Hucknall at the weekend

It comes as the force has continued its clamp down on illegal gatherings, with quick attendance to disperse car meetings in East Midlands Parkway and Beeston in April 2021.

In another incident, £200 fixed penalty notices were issued to 15 people at a car meeting in Mansfield in January 2021.

Mark Dickson, neighbourhood policing inspector, has issued a firm warning to those who are not only causing issues for local residents, but also risking spreading coronavirus.

Insp Dickson said: “These reckless illegal car meetings are a concern for local residents due to noise and the potential for irresponsible dangerous driving.

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“Further to this, the government guidance is that you can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do no live with, either in a group of up to six from any number of households or in a group of any size from up to two households.

"The majority of large gatherings such as car meetings are not allowed during Covid-19.

"While we can of course understand people’s desire to want to be out with friends again, the government and our health colleagues remain cautious.

"We would like to remind people that we are not totally out of lockdown measures and Covid-19 still remains a threat.

“With any large meeting, there is always the opportunity to spread the virus and which in turn has a massive impact on local communities.

"It could lead to further restrictions and cause people to be seriously ill.”