RESIDENTS have complained about drivers racing around roads near the city's tower blocks at speeds of up to 60 miles-per-hour.

People living in the three high-rise buildings in St Clement's Close, Worcester, claim the racing keeps them awake at night.

Cllr Richard Udall said the offenders drive over the Worcester Bridge and then race in a circuit around New Road, Tybridge Street and Hylton Road.

Graham Palmer, a Cripplegate House resident, told Cllr Richard Udall: "It seems like there's a car race in St John's tonight.

"Screeching tyres, drag racing from the traffic lights, not a police car in sight - they must have been busy elsewhere.

"This happens most night but weekends are the worst. They drive first over the bridge, slow down for the camera and do the same in Tybridge Street.

"I'm sure they reach speeds of 60 miles-per-hour."

Cllr Richard Udall, a city and county councillor for St John's, Worcester, said: "I want to see a visible police presence at times when this is at its worst.

“Residents are kept awake at night by revving engines and squealing tyres. They are fed up with it and want action to control the problem.

“It is clearly dangerous and other road users are being put at risk, Tybridge Street is not a racetrack and should not be treated as such.

"They are putting their own lives as well as the lives of other road users at risk.

"I got both the cameras installed, they clearly do work when they slow down for them but not when they are in between."

The councillor thinks that if a few offenders are caught it might stop the rest from racing.

Cllr Udall said that despite it appearing to be a minor problem, it has started to affect residents' quality of life.

"Residents expect support and help from the Police and on their behalf I will accept no excuses, we want action," he said.

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