A WARNING has been issued after car drivers were reportedly racing in a Poole supermarket car park.

Police were called to the Asda store following witnesses seeing anti-social behaviour by some vehicles.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police No Excuse team said it was reported several vehicles were racing each other and wheel spinning round the car park, putting people in danger, causing shoppers alarm and distress.

Officers arrived at the car park following calls shortly before 9pm on Monday to find a vehicle wheel spinning unnecessarily in front of other vehicles.

The young driver, an 18-year-old from Wimborne who had only passed his test in November 2019, received a ticket for three points and £100 fine along with a section 59 notice.

The teenager reportedly said he was "very disappointed in his actions" and accepted it "wasn't clever".

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "We would always urge motorists to drive responsibly as their reckless actions could put the lives of other road users or members of the public at risk.

"We will respond to reports of anti-social behaviour and dangerous driving and will take action against those found to be responsible.

"Officers from the roads policing team will be working with the neighbourhood policing team and the supermarket to try and tackle these issues.

"Anyone who captures any dangerous or anti-social driving on dashcam can submit it directly to police via the Operation Snap page at www.dorset.police.uk/OpSnap."

The site where the reported racing took place was the location of a crash in which a 69-year-old female pedestrian sustained fatal injuries following a crash with a silver Vauxhall Insignia at 2.08pm on Friday, September 18.

As reported, the driver of the car, a 39-year-old man from Poole was uninjured. He voluntarily attended a police station for interview on suspicion of driving offences and was released under investigation while enquiries continue.