Boy racers 'line up' to wreak havoc on this Stoke-on-Trent road

Fed-up families say their windows vibrate as they are routinely woken up by boy racers 'lining up' to wreak havoc on a key city road. Police have been frequently called out to Tunstall's Reginald Mitchell Way to reports of meets where footage has even captured cars careering around roundabouts.

Now one resident on the nearby estate off John Rhodes Way has lifted the lid on the issues it's causing long-suffering households. Earlier this year and officers issued a dispersal order across the area to ban recipients of any warnings dished out.

That followed police shutting down a car meet of around 40 vehicles congregated on the route near the A500, with cops sharing footage of a BMW tearing around a roundabout. However the issues have been ongoing with photographs shared with StokeonTrentLive showing cars gathering close to the turn-off for John Rhodes Way and Reginald Mitchell Way on May 6.

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One resident says they have previously seen cars 'queue' from the roundabout up John Rhodes Way with the neighbourhood 'stacked with cars'. They told StokeonTrentLive: "It seems to have been going on for months and months.

"If its going be a nice weekend we know what's going to happen. We have to be up early and when you have a broken sleep at this time it's horrendous. It vibrates the window sometimes and we can just hear the back fire of engines.

"I know police can't be everywhere but surely these people should be getting done for it - before we lose lives."

Cops were called to the scene on May 6 at around 9.40pm when the photographs were taken. A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: "We’re working alongside our colleagues in the roads policing unit to proactively patrol the area and identify those involved through a range of tactics.

"We’re continuing to use Section 59 notices and Section 34 dispersal orders to target hotspot areas and ongoing concerns around anti-social behaviour across Stoke-on-Trent."

Anyone with concerns over illegal street racing should call the force on 101.

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