A CRACKDOWN on "car cruising" is imminent as an increase in unauthorised events are being reported in a notorious location in Hollinwood.

Bosses at Metrolink have voiced concern as owners and their vehicles have been gathering at park and ride sits in the area and around local roads.

Metrolink head Daniel Vaughan said in a report to the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) committee: “Car cruise events have continued to cause issues.

“The Transport for Greater Manchester control centre is actively monitoring for these and alerting police to enable swift dispersal.

“Plans were in place to serve a ‘cease and desist’ notice on the primary organiser but both meetings were cancelled by him.

“He has now been served with ‘community protection notice’ which prohibits him from organising any car cruises or protests.”

The park and ride tram stop at Hollinwood is used regularly by several car clubs.

Last year a vehicle was seized by police an unauthorised "car cruise" in Oldham.

Then, police then issued a newly qualified driver with a Section 59 warning for driving inconsiderately or carelessly and causing, or likely causing, alarm, distress or annoyance to members of the public.

The Section 59 also gave traffic patrols the power to seized a red Ford Fiesta from the driver, a man who had passed his test just 13 months ago.

Car cruises bring together groups of petrol heads and are typically associated with fast cars, stunts and an element of risk.

In April, 2018, the park and ride at Hollinwood tram stop was closed as Greater Manchester Police and Metrolink worked to deter one such. Earlier that month, motorists had engaged in anti-social and dangerous driving at the same location.