Nuisance drivers have been mayhem and causing misery in people's lives when carrying out donuts, noisy wheelspins, and even using their vehicles in a tug of war.

Redcar residents have had to live with the bothersome drivers for years but now the police and local authority are fighting back to tackle the problem in Majuba car park.

Cleveland Police is encouraging fed up local residents to report every single incident and the force also worked with CCTV operators and Enforcement Officers to gather evidence so they could take enforcement action.

The Northern Echo: Drivers taking part in a tug-of-war in Redcar's Majuba car parkDrivers taking part in a tug-of-war in Redcar's Majuba car park (Image: Cleveland Police)

Redcar Town Neighbourhood Police team inspector Neil Deluce said: “These drivers may think they’re just having a laugh, but it can be dangerous and it seriously affects local residents’ quality of life.

“We listened to local people’s concerns and took decisive action. We appreciate local residents’ backing whilst the operation took place, and the excellent support from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s CCTV operators and their Enforcement Team - especially for securing the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in the first place.

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“The PSPO applies to the whole borough so just because we’ve taken action in Majuba it doesn’t mean we’re simply shifting the problem elsewhere. We can - and will - repeat our clampdown if the issue emerges anywhere in Redcar & Cleveland.

“Anyone dealt with for Breach of PSPO could receive a fixed penalty notice of £100 or a fine of up to £1000 if they’re prosecuted, and a Section 59 notice means we could even seize vehicles. We’ve dealt with the issue robustly and I know from receiving feedback personally from residents that our efforts are appreciated and are making a difference.”

The dodgy drivers have now been dealt with for driving offences and for breaching the Public Space Protection Order.

Some were issued Section 59 notices which last 12 months and apply to the driver and the vehicle - vehicles can be seized if drivers re-offend.