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A DRIVING SUCCESS

POLICE say they are seeing early success in their campaign to cut down on irresponsible driving.

So-called street racers have become the target of police action after complaints from local residents. The problem is particularly prevalent in the centres of Stranraer and Newton Stewart.

Police this week praised both the Free Press and the public for their help in tackling the issue - and urged people to keep information coming in. At a meeting of Cree Valley Community Council on Monday, Constable Steven Ritchie said:

"We have received a number of good intelligence reports from the public on this.

"As a result, a number of people are being investigated and some will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

"Hopefully we are getting the message through to those involved that their behaviour in cars is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

"We have had a good response since our campaign started and the local Press coverage has been very helpful.

"Intelligence received has allowed us to target a number of individuals.

"The police view this as a serious issue and I would urge the public to keep providing us with information on anyone involved in street racing."

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