A HEARING to consider an interim injunction banning street racing in the Black Country will take place next week.

The interim injunction prohibits people from participating, as a driver, a rider or a passenger, in a gathering of two or more people at which some of those present engage in motor racing or motor stunts or other dangerous or obstructive driving.

It covers the boroughs of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall and anyone breaching it would be in contempt of court and could face penalties including imprisonment, a fine or an order to have their assets seized.The inju

It was allowed to continue by the High Court, with minor alterations, in May…but a case management hearing will be held at 10.30am on Wednesday October 4, at Birmingham District Registry, Civil Justice Centre, The Priory Courts, Bull Street, Birmingham.

The hearing, before Her Honour Judge Kelly, will consider the effect of a pending decision in a Supreme Court case heard in February which, like the interim street racing injunction, is served against ‘persons unknown’.

It will also consider appropriate directions to take the street racing injunction application to a final hearing, or to a further review hearing as the court deems fit.

The application has been led by the City of Wolverhampton Council on behalf of Dudley Council, Sandwell Council and Walsall Council, and supported by West Midlands Police.

Incidents of street racing can be reported via asbu@wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk or to West Midlands Police on 101.

In an emergency, people are urged to call 999.