ANTI-SOCIAL drivers were tackled by police during a special crackdown operation.

Traffic officers were patrolling Severalls Industrial Estate and surrounding roads at the weekend as they continue to try and stop potentially dangerous gatherings of petrolheads.

On Saturday night, 25 drivers were reported, while on Sunday ten were reported for their speed, another for careless driving and one was issued a notice for driving in a manner which causes alarm, distress or annoyance.

If they commit another offence their car could be confiscated.

Gerard Oxford (Ind) who represents Highwoods on Colchester Council said: “It is a constant battle on the business park.

“The land owners are looking at putting in traffic calming measures but they will have to get agreements from all of the businesses because they will be the ones funding it - and people in large vehicles may not like it.

“But this issue has been going on for 18 months and police have been working really hard.

“I would not be at all surprised if they found issues arising from the people who are gathering.”

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In May, police introduced a dispersal order allowing them to move people away from the area.

On Boxing Day last year, three people were hurt when a a Volkswagen Golf was in collision with a parked Vauxhall Corsa and three pedestrians standing in a crowd.

Mr Oxford praised police for their continued efforts on the issue.

He said: “It is not the easiest thing for them because they might get a call about one person and by the time they’ve got there he might have gone.

“But they have worked really hard and I am grateful.”

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He urged anyone being impacted by the poor driving on the estate to call 101 - or even 999 if it is dangerous and you think there could genuinely be a threat to life.