Story that just keeps run­ning

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Crackdown As tour Centre -

This is not the first time we have re­ported on the anti-so­cial be­hav­iour that takes place in the Stour Cen­tre’s car park.

In 2008, letters were sent to reck­less boy rac­ers from po­lice who had in­spected the area warn­ing them over per­form­ing wheel-spins and ‘dough­nuts’.

One let­ter, how­ever, was falsely sent to a Stour Cen­tre worker, Zoe Relf, who was told ac­tion could be taken if her car was used for anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

Miss Relf said: “They have la­belled me as a racer. All they had to do was wait and see me come out in my works uni­form.

“My car is an un­pimped Ford Fi­esta. It has no boombox or body kit. It is a house­wife’s car.

“I can’t af­ford the tyres to do dough­nuts.”

Last year we re­ported how driv­ers were rac­ing each other on the town’s busy A2070 dual car­riage­way.

Mo­torists were also been spot­ted drift­ing, a tech­nique thought to have de­vel­oped in Ja­pan in the 1970s, where the driver in­ten­tion­ally over­steers, caus­ing the back wheels to lose grip.

Un­happy res­i­dents liv­ing near the road com­plained to po­lice about loud mu­sic and ex­hausts as well as the dan­gers.

Two peo­ple got into trou­ble with po­lice for tak­ing part in the craze last Oc­to­ber.

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