THIS photo shows a 'doughnut' created by 'boy racers' at a Worcester retail park as drivers place lookouts to spot police.

This picture shows a doughnut left in Lidl car park in Blackpole in Worcester this week which residents say reflects ongoing antisocial behaviour in the city's retail parks.

A resident shared the photo after an earlier peaceful protest on Saturday, September 16 against what is rumoured to be a new Starbucks in nearby Elgar Retail Park.

Residents are against a new drive thru, which has yet to come before planners for a decision, because of ongoing antisocial behaviour in Blackpole retail parks. They argue it will add to existing problems.

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We reported earlier this week how eight parking fines have been dished out to members of a car meet group following new restrictions at a retail park - despite the friends eating at McDonald's at Blackpole Retail Park.

New rules have been introduced to stop people lingering on the car park at night.

Sonny Mathias, a member of the car meet group from Malvern, said the eight £60 fines have been given to the group in quick succession, describing the situation as 'very unfair'.

However, the resident who took the photo of the doughnut said the restrictions meant drivers were 'just finding somewhere else to do it' - in this case Lidl.

Cllr Jill Desayrah described the situation with antisocial behaviour at the retail parks as 'completely out of hand' with similar reports being made in relation to the Blackpole Retail Park where McDonald's is based.

Cllr Desayrah said she did not believe the ANPR camera system would make any difference as drivers could simply buy food and remain there with 'impunity'.

She said the Safer Neighbourhood Team, part of West Mercia Police, had responded to reports of antisocial behaviour but she had been told the antisocial drivers posted a 'lookout' so they could leave before officers arrived.

"They have a lookout posted so when police arrive, they leave. Different methods are called for to address this and covert methods must be necessary. But they needed to be provided with the resources for this," she said.

A motion was passed at Worcester City Council full meeting, proposed by Cllr Sarah Murray put forward, in part, because of concerns over antisocial driving, including in Warndon Villages.

The successful motion resolving 'to mandate the Managing Director to: write to the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Transport, making clear this council’s position that the outcome of the Roads Policing Review should be published without further delay; that funding in real terms for road policing should be restored; that the HM Inspectorate’s recommendations be implemented in full as a priority; and that a new national strategy for road policing and safety should be developed: send copies of this letter to the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, the Police and Crime Panel and our local Members of Parliament to seek their support for the Council’s position.'