24th Jan, 2018

Chris 'Stig' Clarke birthday celebrations keep residents up until 4am

Aisling Kiely 2nd Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

ANGRY residents are joining forces to put an end to anti-social behaviour following disruptive celebrations marking the birthday of Chris ‘Stig’ Clarke.

The motorcyclist – who lost his life during a road traffic collision on March 20 – would have celebrated his 33rd birthday last Friday (August 26).

Hundreds of disruptive bikers descended on Auckland Drive in Smiths Wood on Friday to mark the special day.

However, the noisy celebrations contuined until 4am on Saturday morning – forcing a number of fed up residents out of their homes.

West Midlands Police were called to the scene after receiving a vast amount of calls regarding anti-social off-road bikers, but no arrests were made.

Residents in the area have reached the end of their tether and are planning a public meeting to demand answers and finally bring the disruptive behaviour to an end.

Chief Inspector Jack Hadley said West Midlands Police are working tirelessly to tackle the on-going disruption in the area.

He added: “It isn’t always visible to the public but everyone should be reassured we are taking action.

“However, we still need the help of our communities to tell us who is responsible so we can find them and take them to court. “We are working alongside our partners including local councillors to stamp down on this issue.”

Police are urging anyone with information to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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