Police thanked for city cruise event response

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Thames Valley Police says it has received thanks from several Milton Keynes residents after a successful roads policing operation last Sunday evening.

The Milton Keynes Cruise event has taken place every Sunday for a number of years, and the legal event is always well policed and does not normally cause disturbance.

Most of those who attend obey the law and do not put others at risk. However, a minority are involved in activity that is both dangerous and illegal.

Local residents reported to Police that youths were racing on the A509 Chicheley Hill in the evening of August 25. Roads policing officers attending were able to put a stop to this activity.

Increased resource has been allocated by the police to ensure that any further illegal activity can be proactively tackled. Following the event, local residents phoned the police to thank them for the quick response that stopped further illegal activity taking place.

Thames Valley Police Roads Policing Chief Inspector Henry Parsons said: “We are pleased at the positive response from local residents after our efforts to stop this illegal activity.

“We will continue to work with the local authority to drive down the volume of those killed or seriously injured on the road, and also target those who break the law.”