POLICE are taking action following complaints from residents after a Bradford street became home to nuisance drivers, nitrous oxide users and litter.

Residents of Silverdale Road in the Little Horton area of the city have made formal complaints to West Yorkshire Police and Bradford Council after numerous nights of disturbed sleep over the last month, along with a rise in litter and noise pollution.

The street, which is close to several car parks, is heavily littered with empty cans of energy drinks and bottles. One resident told the T&A: “There are groups of young intimidating men standing at the top of the street, and they are there until the early hours of the morning.

“I’ve witnessed them using nitrous oxide and on occasions, there have been canisters left behind.

“There’s loud bass music until early hours of the morning and cars fly up and down here all the time at high speeds during the day.

“It’s as if we’re waiting for something fatal to happen before any action is taken.

“They rev their car engines at 1am and wake me up and it’s constant.

“Their takeout boxes and rubbish are left here, and they don’t have any respect or consideration for other residents.

“I’ve seen drugs being passed through car windows whilst they shout from one car to another over their loud music.

“Something needs to be done.”

Earlier this week, police, who have actively been to the street when complaints have been made, have towed a black car which was allegedly one of the main cars involved.

Another resident said: “The cars fly up and down here, all weekend, starting from Friday night all the way till Sunday.

“They drive at such speeds, it’s scary because children are playing outside.”

Locals have tried to keep the area clean and have worked with the council and ward officers to clear up the back end of the street.

Inspector Paul Riley, of Bradford South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “I am aware of the residents’ concerns, and we are working with them to resolve the issue.

“Bradford has the Public Space Protection order and has powers to tackle anti-social use of motor vehicles. These powers allow us to deal robustly with offenders.”

A Bradford Council spokesperson, said: “Everyone has the right to enjoy their properties free from noise nuisance and any antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.

"We first try to resolve issues with communication and advice but take legal action where problems persist.

“We have received two noise complaints from this area since January and have supplied evidence gathering materials which have yet to be returned.

"We have also issued a warning letter and will continue to work with our partners on resolving the issue.”

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