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POLICE are cracking down on anti-social driving after the antics of three teenagers were posted on the internet.

The boys filmed themselves drag racing around an industrial estate and uploaded the video on to social networking site, Facebook.

But the footage fell into the hands of the police who issued the boys with Section 59 orders meaning if they get caught again in the next 12 months their vehicles can be seized.

Residents in East Hampshire are being urged to report anti-social driving following the incident in Bordon in August.

PC Ed Hart, from Bordon police, said: ‘The video showed three cars drag racing in the industrial estate, including revving of engines and wheel-spinning.

‘This took place in daylight hours and undoubtedly caused alarm to nearby shoppers at Tesco and passers-by.’

Anti-social driving includes dangerous manoeuvres such as wheel spinning, skidding, racing and pulling wheelies on motorbikes, either on the roads or in public open spaces.

Witnesses should log as much information as possible, including the registration number of the vehicle and the date, time and location of the incident, and call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 or, if urgent, call 999.