Exmouth police say the public can help with boy racer crackdown

Exmouth residents are being asked by the police to help them crackdown on nuisance boy racers using the seafront as a racetrack.

Exmouth residents are being asked by the police to help them crackdown on nuisance boy racers using the seafront as a racetrack.

Officers say new powers mean the culprits can be dealt with - and have their cars confiscated - if the public come forward with registration numbers of the offenders.

Neighbourhood police team leader sergeant Nick Southern said boy racers previously logged by officers for nuisance driving could find themselves carless if they are caught again.

Sgt Southern said the new legislation relied on the public coming forward when combating the problem.

He said: "We can seize their cars. That's why it is important members of the public don't just call it in, but also get the registration numbers so we can do something about it.

"Even if the drivers haven't previously received a section 59, we can serve one based on the evidence the public gives us.