MP anger at Saturday night 'tunnel run'
Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick has slammed the council and police reaction to the latest tunnel run at the weekend.
Mr Fitzpatrick said the event at Westferry, which 200 BMW cars confirmed they would attend, saw severe congestion, illegal parking and cars driving on the wrong side of the road.
"These tunnel runs are an accident waiting to happen," said the MP. "It would seem the police and council response is to do nothing until this happens which is wholly unacceptable.
"Tunnel runs are taking over our boroughs' roads on the weekend and this must stop."
Mr Fitzpatrick had previously called on both the police and council to act over the gatherings which see large groups of cars drive along routes including the Blackwall Tunnel and Limehouse Link, while also congregating at the underground roundabout at Westferry.
Regarding Saturday's event, the MP said police allowed cars to double park and stop on double yellow lines.
Organisers of the runs argue they are safe and raise thousands of pounds for charity.