Hundreds break covid rules to watch ‘illegal street race’ over the border – North Wales Live

Posted: September 18, 2020 at 1:17 am

This video shows hundreds of people gathering along a road to allegedly watch an "illegal street race."

The footage from a dashcam belonging to Tom Jones shows crowds of onlookers lining the streets as cars whizz by in the opposite direction.

It was captured last night as Mr Jones drove along Bumper's Lane in Chester near Sealand Industrial Estate which is close to the border, reports Cheshire Live.

New covid rules in England mean outdoor gatherings of more than six people are illegal.

The incident has been reported to Cheshire Police.

Tom said: "The council have spent a lot of money resurfacing this road only for it to be abused by these idiots. Not only that but an illegal gathering for covid too.

"I have heard car racing nights in the past often on late Sunday evenings and wondered where it came from. Now I know."

Cheshire Constabulary define "street racing" as illegal racing of any kind of vehicle on a public road.

The only time street racing is permitted is when the organiser has obtained prior permission from the police as part of an organised event.

Cheshire Live has approached Cheshire Constabulary for comment.

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