Action taken following incident at car meet in Portsmouth
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Police have issued a number of conditional cautions for obstructing police following an incident at a car meet in Portsmouth.
At about 10.30pm on 29 July, we received calls of a car meet where drivers were 'drifting' around a roundabout on Portfield Road.
Officers attended, at which point the people watching ran across the road to initially obstruct the police vehicle.
A 23-year-old man from Martyr Worthy was reported for driving without due care and issued a S59 anti-social behaviour warning.
We have since identified seven people who attended the car meet and obstructed police from pursuing the driver involved in the initial offence.
A 20-year-old man from Southsea, 22-year-old man from Bursledon, 34-year-old man from Emsworth, 23-year-old man from Eastleigh, 22-year-old man from Wickham, 27-year-old man from Havant, and 23-year-old woman from Eastleigh have all been handed conditional cautions for obstructing police.
Police Constable Richard Laycock, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Thanks to the help of the public we were able to interview several individuals who had played a part in obstructing police at the scene of this car meet.
“We will pursue individuals who have committed offences at these events and those who continue to cause a misery to local residents. Those who use the public roads as a race track or to showcase their anti-social driving will be dealt with.”