Teenager's car seized by police

POLICE stopped a teenager on Exmouth seafront and confiscated his vehicle after warning the driver about alleged anti-social behaviour then he had to pay �112 to get his car back.

POLICE stopped a teenager on Exmouth seafront and confiscated his vehicle after warning the driver about alleged anti-social behaviour - then he had to pay �112 to get his car back.Police said they were called to Queens Drive on Friday, February 27, just after 2pm, and apprehended two motorists who were allegedly speeding on the seafront.Under new anti-social behaviour law, police can confiscate vehicles - after a first warning - if the drivers are causing distress or alarm to people.The teenager's vehicle was towed away as police said he had already been cautioned about another alleged incident.PC Simon Halloran said that, under the new law, more cars would be confiscated if drivers were seen to be causing distress or annoyance.He warned: "As we get towards the summer, there will be an increase in patrols to stop motorists who race on the seafront and endanger people's safety."Police are appealing for witnesses to the alleged speeding incident on the seafront on Friday afternoon. If you can help, contact police on 08452777444, quoting reference number 476 27/02/09.l Police said a 19-year-old man from Penzance had been arrested in Exmouth on Friday, February 27, after a lock-knife was found in a car. He had been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and bailed. He would appear at Central Devon Magistrates' Court, Exeter, on March 17.


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