POLICE stopped 60 vehicles at a car meet on an industrial estate last night.

It is the latest action following months of antisocial behaviour reports around the large events at Calmore Industrial Estate.

And it comes less than 24 hours after police were on active patrols around the area to 'try and combat' some of the issues.

On Saturday night, officers from Totton and the New Forest team, as well as roads policing officers, stopped each of the vehicles which turned up on the estate. 

Tickets were issued and drivers spoken to as a result, officers said.

And they said they will be present at any future events, in a bid to deter any further anti-social behaviour.

A spokesperson for Totton Police said: "We have been conducting proactive patrols in the Calmore Industrial Estate following reports of a car meet taking place in the vicinity.

"60+ cars stopped and we spoke to the drivers, explaining the impact of the noise levels caused by events like these on the local community.

"Further updates will be available in subsequent posts, but please be reassured, we intend to provide a presence at any future events, deterring any antisocial behaviour."

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The issues have been happening for months.

In August calls were made for more to be done to stop dozens of people gathering for car meets in Calmore.

It came after officers found more than 100 people gathered with their vehicles, with one seen driving dangerously, doing donuts in the vicinity and near to the people stood by, officers reported.

At the time, Conservative councillor for Totton North, Arthur Davis said: “I’m not happy with [these car meets] at all.

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“It has to be resolved.

“The police have been putting some work in going up there but the problem seems to continue. I don’t know the answer.

“I hope the police will come up with something.

“It’s not good for the industrial estate, it’s not good for Calmore and it’s not good for people living locally.

“The noise must be horrendous. It can’t be condoned."

And in July, police issued a warning after a similar incident.

It was reported “60 to 70” vehicles were seen gathered and driving dangerously on the Calmore Industrial Estate following weeks of reports of bad driving in the area.

One resident responded back then, saying “Been going on for months now - sort the little boy racers out please.”