A SHOCKING video shows two wannabe racers causing havoc by drifting at high speed around a roundabout late at night.

The loud noise and disturbance from the reckless driving is something Newtown residents have reportedly had to get used to over the past year-and-a-half with car engines often revving late into the night.

And the latest incident, filmed just before 9pm on January 16, appears to be putting drivers and pedestrians in danger with the wannabe racers drifting around a roundabout with a blind spot at Thames Valley Park.

Dan Shockley, Newtown resident, told the Chronicle: “Unfortunately, what was filmed at 8:40 pm on January 16 at Thames Valley Park was not an isolated incident.

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“This anti-social behaviour has been experienced since last summer when lockdown measures began to be lifted, with tyre screeching and revving of engines sometimes being heard as late as 2-3am in the morning.

“Many local residents in Newtown and elsewhere in Reading have reported this issue, however Tesco Car park on Napier Road is often also used by these drivers as well as at Thames Valley Park, making it harder to always pinpoint the source of the noise.

“Putting aside the disruption to the local community, what is particularly concerning about this incident filmed at Thames Valley Park is that the drivers chose to drift on a roundabout with a blind spot (due to the overpassing railway line), making it particularly dangerous to those exiting the M329 and entering Thames Valley Park, which they do not only during working hours but also in the evenings to access the gym."

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The incident came two days before Thames Valley Police the Wokingham North Neighbourhood Team attended a car meet at Thames Valley Business Park, Earley.

Officers moved the car meet on but drivers tried to move to a second location in Reading.

However, police forced them away from the second location and seized one vehicle for anti-social driving.

And over the weekend of January 15-16, TVP said they issued around 20 Section 59 warnings to drivers who were driving in an anti-social manner.

Asked what Thames Valley Police is doing to clamp down on anti-social noise from loud vehicles, Sergeant Emma Read said: “Our Wokingham Geographic and Problem Solving Teams are aware of the ongoing anti-social behaviour concerns surrounding car meets in the local area, including Carnival Pool Car Park and Thames Valley Business Park.

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“This issue is one we continue to take seriously and act on - over the weekend, officers from the Neighbourhood Teams attended several reports of incidents and vehicles were dispersed.

“These incidents are being investigated by Wokingham Borough Council and Thames Valley Police collaboratively, and we are working towards a solution to resolve the issue long term.

“We are working towards a resolution and we understand that the anti-social behaviour being caused by these individuals is becoming extremely distressing.

“We urge residents to continue to report any similar incidents by calling 101 or making a report online, and to refrain from taking matters into their own hands as this could be detrimental to any police investigation.

“It is important to remember that any drivers found to be using a vehicle in a manner which is causing, or is likely to cause, alarm, distress or annoyance to members of the public will be issued with a Section 59 Police Reform Act Warning or a Community Protection Notice in line with the Anti-Social Crime and Police Act 2014.”