Man arrested as BMW spotted doing handbrake turns on beach

A car was caught doing handbrake turns on Ainsdale beach -Credit:Andrew Teebay Liverpool Echo
A car was caught doing handbrake turns on Ainsdale beach -Credit:Andrew Teebay Liverpool Echo

A man has been arrested after a BMW was seen doing handbrake turns on Ainsdale beach.

Officers were called to the scene after witnesses reported the car being driven at speed around 4pm on May 18. A 43-year-old man from Manchester was arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified, drug driving, using a motor vehicle without third party insurance and using a motor vehicle on a road without a test certificate. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Sefton local policing Inspector, Graham Fisher, said: "We want everyone to able to enjoy the sunny weather and Merseyside’s beautiful coastlines, but in a safe and considerate manner.

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"We know the actions of a few inconsiderate people can affect the wider community so please, as ever, think about others when you use the region’s beaches including how you drive, park, play music or dispose of your litter.

"We know that the vast majority of people are responsible and look out for each other. But anyone breaking the law or behaving in an antisocial manner will be dealt with robustly by our officers.

“We will have officers on quad bikes patrolling our coastlines during the summer months and I would urge anyone who witnesses any antisocial behaviour, or has any concerns, to speak to them.”

Incidents of anti-social behaviour can be reported by calling 101 or via the police website: Reports that are not urgent can be made via @MerPolCC on Twitter or 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook.

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