Boy racers at Market Hall car park see police patrols stepped up

Posted on - 29th January, 2016 - 10:27pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Market Hall Car Park

Market Hall Car Park

Police in Preston have been patrolling the rooftop of city centre car parks after reports of anti-social behaviour.


Cars have been using the empty Market Hall car park for late night racing sessions according to police and revving their engines.

The noise has been disturbing those trying to sleep nearby as it echoes through the city centre.

Throughout Thursday evening the police braved the elements to step up their patrols of the multi-storey car parks across the city centre.

Picture from the car park Pic: Preston Police

Picture from the Bus Station car park Pic: Preston Police

PCSO Stephen Connolly said: “We’ve recently had a number of complaints regarding anti-social behaviour, drug misuse, rough sleeping and motorists messing about on a City Centre multi-storey car park lately so the City Centre neighbourhood team have been giving the multi-storey car parks some extra attention during the evening in an effort to tackle some of these issues.

“The problem is the car park is used quite a bit until approximately 11pm and revving engines, playing music etc. on a multi-storey car park causes a lot of noise echoing towards the very nearby flats, not something that is particularly pleasant to listen to.”

Anyone experiencing problems in the city centre car parks is asked to call the police on 101.

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