A hearing to consider the interim injunction banning ‘street racing’, also known as ‘car cruising’, in the Black Country will take place next week.

The case management hearing will be held at 10.30am on Wednesday 4 October, 2023, at Birmingham District Registry, Civil Justice Centre, The Priory Courts, 33 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6DS, before Her Honour Judge Kelly.

The interim injunction was allowed to continue by the High Court, with minor alterations, in May. It 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.

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

Next week’s hearing will consider firstly 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’ – if the decision has been handed down by 4 October.

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. 

For more information, including details of full terms of the interim injunction with minor amendments and evidence in support of the application, please visit the street racing injunction pages of the applicants – Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell or Dudley

Incidents of street racing should be reported via asbu@wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk or to West Midlands Police on 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.

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