'Selfish' boy racers cause traffic delays in Tower Hamlets at London Tunnel Run 2017
PUBLISHED: 10:54 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:54 19 April 2017
Thousands of boy racers caused "horrendous" traffic delays and excess noise at a controversial mass car rally on Sunday.
Drivers had to endure “nightmare” gridlocked roads around parts of Tower Hamlets because of the annual London Tunnel Run.
The high-performance vehicle cruise, which started with a “huge static meet-up” at 8pm, forced the Rotherhithe and Blackwall Tunnels to close because of the huge amount of traffic.
Clare Ginge tweeted: “Been stuck in Rotherhithe Tunnel for about 45 mins – it’s all because of a big car meet up apparently. Selfish.”
Tower Hamlets police had warned drivers that their vehicles could be seized ahead of the event taking place.
Attendee Sonny Annesley, 26, who filmed a large gathering of people in a car park from a drone estimates about 3,000 individuals turned up, along with undercover police.
He said: “I can understand the noise complaints as it was loud. We were restricted to one area.
The “average joe who likes to make videos” added: “There were some idiots there - but the majority were not.
“They just wanted to show their cars off.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said no arrests had been made and the event had “passed without incident”.