Shropshire Star

Drivers treating Newport roads as a race track have been warned the police are on to them

Drivers have been using the roads around Newport as a "race track" say local police who are targeting the issue.

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Officers have appealed for information after receiving reports of 'anti-social and dangerous driving'.

A spokesperson for Newport Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "We have received reports of anti-social and dangerous driving around Newport.

"We are actively targeting this issue and will deal with drivers robustly who feel they can use the roads as a race track."

Officers have asked for any information on people involved to be emailed to

Police from Telford were also out at the weekend where they have "completed patrols around the area, engaged and educated drivers."

A spokesperson for the force said: "Following reports and local concerns about anti social driving around the Newport area - Team B Telford patrol have completed patrols around the area, engaged and educated drivers."