Police ready to stop boy racers at Tower Hill and Canary Wharf ‘TakeOver’

PUBLISHED: 13:18 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:18 19 July 2017

The Rotherhithe Tunnel will be patrolled by police on Sunday.

The Rotherhithe Tunnel will be patrolled by police on Sunday.


Police have warned that they’ll get tough in a bid to stop a Big Summer TakeOver event with ‘boy racers’ planned between Tower Hill and Canary Wharf on Sunday.

Officers announced on social-networking site Twitter today that they will be patrolling the route including Rotherhithe and Blackwall tunnels and Westferry Circus.

“Do not come to the area for this event and risk losing your car,” the Tower Hamlets Met Police division warns.

“Any unnecessary noise, antisocial behaviour or traffic offences will be dealt with robustly to prevent disruption to the community and other road users.”

They plan to use road closures and disbursal zones, giving officers powers to disburse “perpetrators of crime and ASB” and even to seize vehicles if necessary.

The ‘takeover’ event has been promoted on Facebook at non-disclosed locations -despite the police having got wind of them.

The invitation speaks of previous TakeOver events when “royston modified and essex cruising come together”.

The boy racers staged three events last year between March and December that they claimed attracted up to 2,000 spectators.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser