Boy racers performing or watching Fast And The Furious-style stunts around Newham could be fined £100.

Newham councillors have voted in favour of introducing the borough’s first Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) banning people taking part or watching street racing events in the south of the borough.

Anyone caught breaching the order, which covers Beckton, Royal Docks and Custom House wards, could be given a fixed penalty notice of £100.

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The PSPO also bans motorcyclists cutting through Beckton District Park and New Beckton Park and people illegally selling goods at the races.

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Councillor Unmesh Desai, cabinet member for crime and anti-social behaviour, said: “These boy racers have been putting the lives of residents and other motorists at risk with their late night gatherings and races.

“Their behaviour is completely anti-social and unacceptable with their incessant revving of engines, booming music and screeching tyres. They perform reckless stunts which are dangerous and scary and they have been disturbing residents living nearby and visiting local restaurants.

“These new powers give the council and local police the ability to take action instantly against these inconsiderate drivers and their hangers on. These types of events have no place in our borough and I hope that with these new powers we will soon see the end of them.”

The order has been introduced following a public consultation in which 94% of respondents backed the scheme.