Police tackling 'car meets' in Toton by seizing £130,000 Porsche
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Police seized a £130,000 Porsche after responding to residents’ concerns after a car meet at Toton Lane Park and Ride.
This forms part of an ongoing operation to tackle car meets across the city and county.
A number of drivers were dealt with by officers after a gathering at the tram stop on Sunday 30 April.
The driver of the Porsche had failed to make sure his vehicle was road legal and was therefore seized by officers.
Neighbourhood Inspector Mike Ebbins said: “Sunday was a great result and shows our commitment to ensuring that this park and ride does not become a location of choice for these types of meets. We received information a large car meet was planned and we were in place to take action.
“We realise the noise and anti-social behaviour that large gatherings of vehicles can cause for the local community and will always act on any calls we receive.
“While we don’t receive a large volume of calls from local residents about this site, it is still one of our many priorities for the area of Toton and if it becomes an ongoing issue then we will put resources in place to address it.”
Sergeant Duane Dilks, who attended the incident on April 30, said: " The Porsche with a value of £130,000 was seized for no insurance whilst patrolling the Toton tram park.
"The driver was issued with a TOR (traffic offence report) and reported for no insurance, and their vehicle was seized."
Trevor Stocker, NET Head of Operations, added: “The seizure of this high value car by the police should act as a deterrent to others thinking of misusing our park and ride facilities, which are exclusively for the use of tram customers.
“Although this action was taken in response to other motoring offenses, it demonstrates how we are working closely with the police on regular operations to clamp down on any inconsiderate or anti-social behaviour across the network.
“Whilst the entire tram network, including park and ride facilities, is covered by high-definition CCTV cameras that often help identify offenders, we would urge anyone who witnesses any suspicious activity to contact the police immediately.”