Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What Can the Authorities Do after the 'Magic Roundabout' Tragedy

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What Can the Authorities Do after the 'Magic Roundabout' Tragedy

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INSPECTOR Daniel Byrne, from GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said he hoped the catastrophic events of May 31 would illustrate the dangers of unofficial car meets.

He said: "I hope this discourages people from taking part in these events."

The M.E.N. contacted a number of individuals who were at the meet that night. Most did not want to talk about what happened.

However, one told us: "What I saw was horrendous and I tried to put it to the back of my mind, so would rather not get into depth with it all. I would never attend an unofficial or organised event again."

But many others involved in that scene are not put off by stories like these, because the danger, the clandestine nature of the scene, the cat and mouse game with police, is part of the appeal.

Unofficial car meets have continued to take place up and down the country, and in Greater Manchester, 2018's heatwave summer has been no exception. …

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