Motor yob gets Asbo warning at holiday park death site

A BOY racer has been hit with an Asbo warning after being caught speeding and driving dangerously outside a holiday camp just days after a six-year-old boy was knocked down and killed on the same spot.

The 17-year-old was detained by police after worried security staff reported a Renault Clio being driven recklessly outside Seton Sands Holiday Village.

Security guards had just thrown a group of youths, believed to live locally, off the site when the incident took place.

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Police officers gave the teenager an antisocial behaviour warning for his driving along the seafront road on Saturday night. The incident came after Liam McDonald died almost instantly after being hit by a Vauxhall Corsa outside the East Lothian camp on July 19 on the same seafront road.

The boy, from Glasgow, was staying at the caravan park, near Longniddry, with his family.

The elderly male driver stopped immediately after the accident and is helping police with the investigation.

Police were called out to the site at around 11.50pm on Saturday after reports that a motorist was driving "stupidly fast" beside the camp.

A spokesman for the holiday village said: "Our security team had to ask a group of teenagers to leave on Saturday night as they were on the site without permission and were not staying as guests. They then proceeded to drive along the seafront road in a manner which was worrying to the security team.

"In light of the tragic events of less than two weeks ago, this incident left staff and guests upset as they continue to recover from the fatal accident."

A police spokesman said: "Officers attended after receiving reports about the driving of a group of youths. As a result, a 17-year-old was given an Asbo warning because of the nature of his driving."

The Asbo powers were brought in to tackle the problem of boy racers and give officers powers to confiscate vehicles from drivers causing a persistent nuisance, including revving their engines excessively.

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The boy racer incident came a day after a woman appeared in court charged with stealing a teddy bear from a memorial to Liam McDonald.

Natalie Golder was accused of stealing the cuddly toy three days after it was left at the spot the youngster was knocked down. Golder, 21, of Hamilton, denied the allegation during a hearing at Haddington Sheriff Court.

Liam was picking up a playing card in the road when he was run down. The youngster was with his young cousins, who witnessed the accident. Holidaymakers rushed to the scene, at a set of traffic lights outside the gates of the park, but attempts to resuscitate the youngster failed.

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