People from Bursledon and Eastleigh watching a car meet have been given warnings after obstructing a police vehicle. 

Officers received reports of a car meet where drivers were 'drifting' around a roundabout on Portfield Road in Portsmouth at 10.30pm on July 29 last year.

When officers arrived people watching the meet ran across the road to obstruct the police vehicle.

This was to prevent officers from pursuing a 23-year-old man from Martyr Worthy who was reported for careless driving.

Following the incident last year, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary have since identified seven people involved in the obstruction.

A 22-year-old man from Bursledon, 23-year-old man from Eastleigh, 23-year-old woman from Eastleigh, 22-year-old man from Wickham, 27-year-old man from Havant, 20-year-old man from Southsea, and a 34-year-old man from Emsworth have all been handed conditional cautions for obstructing police.

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The man from Martyr Worthy was issued a S59 anti-social behaviour warning.

Police Constable Richard Laycock, of the roads policing unit, said: “Thanks to the help of the public we were able to interview several individuals who had played a part in obstructing police at the scene of this car meet.

“We will pursue individuals who have committed offences at these events and those who continue to cause a misery to residents.

“Those who use the public roads as a racetrack or to showcase their anti-social driving will be dealt with.”