ANTISOCIAL driving in Whitchurch is being cracked down on by West Mercia Police.

Whitchurch Safer neighbourhood team say they have had numerous reports of vehicles being driven in a manner causing alarm, distress and annoyance within the Tesco area of Whitchurch.

On Monday a Section 59 order was given to one driver, which is designed to stop anti-social use of motor vehicles.

A spokesperson for Whitchurch SNT said: "The law is there to stop antisocial use of motor vehicles that annoy the public or place people at risk. It also stops offenders who disrupt the quality of life of others at homes nearby.

"A section 59 warning is issued first to allow the driver to make adjustments to their driving style or to their motor vehicles."

If there are further complaints about the driver once the section 59 warning has been issued, police then have the power to seize the motor vehicle.

Once the vehicle is seized, the owner is liable for recovery and storage costs which must be paid before they can get their vehicle back.

Management at Tesco were approached for comment but said they are unaware of the issues.