Police and drone unit to attend Falkirk Cruise event

Police and a drone unit are planning to stop by tonight’s Falkirk Cruise meeting.

Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 3:34 pm

The events, which members describe as gatherings for “car enthusiasts”, usually take place at The Falkirk Wheel car park.

Officers say they’ll be in attendance to tackle examples of “anti-social or dangerous driving”.

A Forth Valley Police Division statement read: “Local officers, supported by roads policing officers and the @polscotair drone unit, will be attending the Falkirk Cruise this evening.

Police will be in attendance at tonight's Falkirk Cruise gathering. Picture: Dan Phillips.

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“Officers will engage with participants to ensure that this is a safe event. Whilst the majority of participants are usually well intentioned, any instances of anti-social or dangerous driving will be dealt with robustly.”

Last year we told how a Falkirk Cruise member claimed the event supports the area due to the high number of people its meetings attract.

Paul Young, of Grangemouth, said: “You’ve got about 200 cars showing up, but they might have passengers, and they all need to eat and get fuel so they use the local services.”

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